FAQs + RULES - Updated!!Required reading!FAQs + RULES - Updated!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When saving an image(s) well in-advance of using it in your art:
- please PLEASE check back on the rules for that image(s) before uploading it for commercial/printing purposes.
- In some cases the image may have been removed due to copyright reasons.
The Vintage Photos, do not require a credit to my account, UNLESS they are from my families personal collection.
For my decorative stock-art and other non-vintage resources
C R E D I T + L I N K + N O T I F Y Of use.
1. You MUST CREDIT my account Bnspyrd
2. And provide a LINK to the image you have used
3. And then you must NOTIFY* me that you have used my stock-art; including a link to where it has been uploaded online.
*You may notify me however you prefer:
COMMENT: under stock image used/my deviantART profile page
Design tips: Typography Avoid the use of the font Optima, particularly for luxury or similarly "fancy" types of clients. It looks generally dated and plain.Design tips: Typography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Try not to pair different sans-serif fonts (ex: Arial and Helvetica), but if you do, do not use fonts that are similar. The key is to use fonts that are distinctly different, such as a condensed sans for headlines and regular sans like Helvetica or Verdana for subheads or body copy. If you use two that are similar, it will look like you mistakenly didn't update all your text with the same font.
If you want to pair a serif font with a sans-serif or vice versa, there are 3 options you should use to make your decisions:
1) Select fonts made by the same typographer, or
2) Select fonts made around the same time period, or
3) Select fonts with similarly shaped characters
(Note: The reason why the rules may be different between pairing serif/sans-serif fonts and pairing two sans-serif fonts is that serif fonts have ex
A Little Bit Of All - March and AprilA Little Bit Of All - March and April1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Rainmeter for Sublime Text 2I recently discovered a great text editor called Sublime Text 2. It is beautiful, fast and highly customizable. I immediately set out to exploit this customizability and created the Rainmeter Package for Sublime Text 2. This package, which is hosted on GitHub, makes developing Rainmeter skins faster, easier and more fun than doing it with Notepad, or even with Notepad++.Rainmeter for Sublime Text 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
The package features
Code Templates for Meters and Measures
A Built-In Color Picker
and a few more features
If you like writing Rainmeter skins or want to start doing it, I think you will be a happier person after downloading Sublime Text 2 http://sublimetext.com/ and installing my package https://github.com/merlinthered/sublime-rainmeter#readme .
Experiment Part 1: Training Your EyeSo my buddy karuvan is trying to learn how to draw properly. He's been on a roll as far as progressing. But he's stuck at a standstill. This is an experiment that I've done with him and that he's working on in order to train his eye. I decided to share the conversation and experiment with you guys for you all to apply to your study habits and advancement in drawing and art.Experiment Part 1: Training Your Eye2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Karuvan: I randomly drew over my old pic. Ain't gonna do it over, was just curious on how much I could have done better.
Robaato: Quick question... like... who's work at this point do you really want yours to be close to? I'm tryna gauge what level you're trying to achieve.
K: lol... Joel is becoming a huge influence.
R: Ok. I have a test for you.
R: I want you to replicate this picture exactly as it is to the best of your ability:
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Skin Color Swatches by DeviantNep empire city process by TylerEdlinArt
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not dDon't go to Art School!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Top ten myths about introvertsI found this on tumblr and it's pretty much me. lolTop ten myths about introverts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes I think I ask too much of my friends because I need so much attention when I actually want it. WELL THIS IS WHY I'M ANNOYING GUYS.
Myth #1 Introverts don't like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don't talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won't shut up for days.
Myth #2 Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don't interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don't worry about being polite.
Myth #3 Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don't see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings
Cintiq 12 WX initial review :DDDFIRST IMPRESSIONS:Cintiq 12 WX initial review :DDD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My baby has finally arrived and she's (yeah, it's a girl) soooo pretty!
The first time I've seen this tablet there was a 21 inch Cintiq right by her side, so I got the feeling she was very little, but 12" is so much bigger than the bamboo! It's even bigger than an iPad (not an iPad screen, the whole iPad)!
Now I haven't quite had the chance to decently try it out until yesterday night (the SAI configuration was quite a mess, but easy to handle once the glitches are understood and overcome) so I haven't either had time to talk about it on DA...
So here goes my first impressions on it:
I read in a lot of places that the tablet would always be badly calibrated at the screen edges, and it sucked. I immediatly tried it out on the edges and the result is: WHAT THE HELL?! Yeah, it's not perfect on the last centimeter of the edges, so what?! I used to draw on a 9x15 cm workspace, now I have a 16'5x26,5 cm, so I don't care if the last centimeter is a bit off. This might not b
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
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.3 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!
Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules**This will be the last message regarding this particular contest that is posted outside of Halloween-HQ. If you would like to join the contest, please keep an eye on that group for kickoff information and announcements.**Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Halloween 2013! A group of CVs and partnering community members have gathered to bring you a Halloween haunted murder mystery. We have worked extremely hard on it, and we hope you will enjoy it.
The contest will start tomorrow, 11 October 2013, and will run until 1 November at 11:59 PM Pacific time.
The role of the detectives
We will post introductory information that tells you what happened and what we would like you to do. Essentially, your job is to solve the murder in the castle. You will talk to several people along the path to figure out who the murderer was. Along the way, we have small tasks and puzzles for you to complete. At the end, we will ask you to tell
Thrives, my first own app is here!I am very excited to tell you that we just launched our first own app http://www.thrives.usThrives, my first own app is here!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate it, Jamie just released a Windows Theme and Archan Nair and I are working on a set of wallpapers you will find here on deviantArt in the next days. Come and join us on Thrives! A couple of deviantArt members are already on it
My art was stolen, now what?!You're casually browsing the internet when all of a sudden you see your art ripped on someone's myspace page, or elsewhere on the net, so what do you do?My art was stolen, now what?!8 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well if you're an American citizen, you're protected under that infamous law known as the DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you right click your ripped image and select properties, youll be able to see the address where the image is hosted. If its photobucket or some other easily accessible site then you have it easy and you know where to go to find a support email address. If your image is hosted on a dot com, youll need to do a WhoIs search and the name server that is listed will usually give away the company that is physically hosting the site. You can then get in contact with most sites through a webmaster or support email if you take a quick look around their site.
So now you know where your image is, what company is hosting it, and how to get a hold of them, then you scratch your head and ask
ArtHere we are another month over so just where did January sneak off to? so i'd like to welcome in February with works of art which have brought me so much enjoyment, so let spring fill you hearts and enjoy these works from some amazing artistsArt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The abstract has no emotional content... the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is - Cecil Balmond"
"If you work with abstract painting for a period of time, you may come to think of it as a melody, a song, a piece of beautiful music - Judi Betts"
"You can't look at abstract art without thinking - Patricia Cole-Ferullo"
"By means of the sign, man frees himself from the here and now for abstraction - Umberto Eco"
Innocence by AiniTolonen Strength in Adversity ...a hummarcus collaboration by hummbuzz
"Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In thi
ArtWhat a wonderful year 2013 was there have been sad times but there's always hope not just for me but for all of us, so we now have to welcome in 2014, with each passing hour 2013 slowly vanishes into our pasts. I've been stunned by your work no matter what type its been and i remain amazed by you all because without you all nothing is possible, your art brings so much joy into my world you are all fantastic and you all inspire me totally .... now please share with these artists and enjoy their art as i haveArt9 months ago in Personal More Like This
............... and always be inspired
"The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind - Francis Herbert Bradley"
"In order to take pleasure in these portraits...it does not seem to be necessary to have known the persons they represent - Sadakichi Hartmann"
FEATURE - PHOTOMANIPULATIONFEATURE - PHOTOMANIPULATION2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Warrior by sara-hel Jackdaw by babsartcreations
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How to Create Brush in PS!...in this week's tutorial!How to Create Brush in PS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Was super busy last week so couldn't do a video, but I'm back this week with lots of things to show, so stay tuned
Submission RulesGeneral RulesSubmission Rules4 years ago in Personal More Like This
No porn, hate, offensive, sexist or racist material will be accepted into our galleries.
Due to the open-source nature of Rainmeter, no deviation that is being offered for sale, in whole or in part, will be accepted into our galleries. Commission based sales will be included in this rule.
We only accept skins/screenshots/add-ons/plug-ins that are properly credited. For further clarification, read blog posting Proper Crediting.
Strictly for skins/suites that have won the 'Skin of the Month' or 'Skin of the Season' Award.
Group moderators may also use this gallery to feature exceptional skins that show what Rainmeter is capable of doing.
Only for original skins/suites that you have created p
Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQHi everyone! I'm so happy so many of you enjoyed my tutorial!Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for all your +favs and comments -- it's been awesome . A lot people have been asking similar questions which weren't answered in the original tutorial. Here's some FAQ that will hopefully clear things up:
1. How do you do this in Paint Tool SAI?
Unfortunately, I don't have Paint Tool SAI so I don't have an exact answer for this. However, I've heard that it's similar so you should be able to translate most of the Photoshop tips into SAI. Also, most of the tips are conceptual and function in traditional work as well as digital, so the program you are using shouldn't hinder you too much in applying them.
2. What size should I make my canvas?
This has been a really common question and the answer is that it depends on the complexity of the work and the amount of detail you are trying to achieve. I make my canvases in the thousands of pixels at least. A rule of thumb that I use is