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: Typography3 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
Fantasia Music Evolved Billboard Challenge WinnersFantasia Music Evolved Billboard Challenge Winners9 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Fantasia: Music Evolved Billboard Challenge, we asked you to turn lyrics by Lady Gaga, Lorde, and Frozen into an original piece of art! There were hundreds of beautiful entries, and after some deliberation, our judges decided on these three amazing winners. Each winning entry was displayed in a billboard on the deviantART homepage, and the winners will also each receive $1,000 USD! We would like to congratulate our winners, and thank everyone who participated in this contest!
A Little Bit Of All - March and AprilA Little Bit Of All - March and April2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Project Educate: The Typography GalleriesProject Educate: The Typography GalleriesProject Educate: The Typography Galleries3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A brief introduction to the Typography galleries that can be found on deviantART.
(All gallery names are linked, so you can click and browse)
I know, the galleries can be pretty confusing! You can submit Typography to both digital and traditional galleries. Of course, this depends on how you created the work. If you scan a piece, it does not automatically make it digital. And if you draw a part of it, but add elements on a computer to it, it is no longer traditional (Technically it would be Mixed Media, but everything with a typographic content is Typography. Mixed Media however, if it implied use of a graphic program to add to the work, is ALWAYS Digital Art.)
Enough of the boring stuff, here are the galleries
Traditional Art > Typography*
As the name su
Project Educate: Typography TutorialsTypography TutorialsProject Educate: Typography Tutorials3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I want to highlight some of the Typography Tutorials you can find in Stock & Resources on dA.
Tutorials with a focus on terminology.
Explanations on how to use Typography Tools in various graphic programs.
Artists sharing the way to their final artwork.
These tutorials explain some visual effects that can be applied to achieve a certain effect with your text.
Quick Turorial - Broken Text by mauricioestrella How to make pixel text by vanmall Golden Text with Layer Styles by kuschelirmel-stock :thumb191449494: :thumb10
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 23 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 .
Word to all the big beautiful ladies out thereJust like Freddie Mercury of Queen said "Fat bottom girls you make my rocking' world go 'round". Don't let anyone tell you you aren't beautiful, that you don't deserve love, or that you are ugly or "overweight". I can't speak for every guy, but I love all you big beautiful ladies, with your soft skin, great curves, and tummies worthy of the most epic raspberry (and maybe some kisses too . You are all perfect just the way you are, don't ever change unless YOU want to. You are all so squishy and huggable, I love every one of you. I was raised by a big beautiful mother, and have lots of big beautiful family members. You really make my world go round. Stay happy, hefty, healthy (yes it is possible to be big and healthy, don't let anyone tell you different) and stay who you are. Stay YOU.Word to all the big beautiful ladies out there2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ABCs of Text Art and Typography // #1: A - Hprojecteducate presents: ABCs of Text Art & Typography.ABCs of Text Art and Typography // #1: A - H5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#1: A - H.
Read and enjoy And maybe even learn something
If you saw The DaVinci Code or read the Harry Potter books you have stumbled over Anagrams. You use the letters of a word to form a new word; like Tom Marvolo Riddle = I am Lord Voldemort or Army = Mary.
The American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It contains the letters of the english alphabet and is used for encoding. It is also used to create ASCII Art, which you can find at Digital Art > Text Art > ASCI
An Ambigram is a typographical design that when turned for for example 180° reads the same like before. Type is either edited or drawn (Calligraphy) to create the design.
Most letters in words have to be edited to create an anbmigram, but other words like "op
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 Eye3 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:
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 haveArt2 years 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"
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 artistsArt4 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 by hummbuzz
"Abstract literally means to draw from or separate. In thi
Photomanip News and Feature Time!Hi, everyone!Photomanip News and Feature Time!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are overdue for a feature of works and news from the photomanipulation gallery. People in our community have been busier than ever, and I'm so excited to share some of the goings-on with you. Let's get started!
Don't forget about our community-wide When Darkness Falls photomanipulation competition! Great prizes are to be won, including premium memberships, deviantWear, stock and resources, features, and tons of points! Plus, it's an excellent opportunity to put to use everything we all learned during Project Educate: Photomanipulation! Feedback Frenzy! contest Give and receive high-quality feedback on your work and meet lots of new deviants in the process! Fun! Teamwork! Learning! Not to mention awesome prizes!! This contest is part of Project Educate's Feedback Week, July 2nd-8th. Be sure
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQHi everyone! I'm so happy so many of you enjoyed my tutorial!Common Digital Painting Mistakes FAQ3 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
Some Leaked Clips of MLP Season 4* Added AnotherSome Leaked Clips of MLP Season 4* Added Another2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Under the Skin - piratephotographyUnder the Skin - Highlighting talent in our Pinup & Glamour CommunityUnder the Skin - piratephotography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to the nature of the Galleries this article may contain mature content – NSFW
Today's Featured Pinup & Glamour Artist is
piratephotography is one of my all time fave Photographers. Her work is often dark and raw, but always eye-catching and thought-provoking. Plus she is just a friendly and adorable person!
Tap Water by kittywoodphotography
Darker days by kittywoodphotography Into the woods by kittywoodphotography Militant Glamour. by kittywoodphotography
That blue dress by kittywoodphotography Bobby Pins by kittywoodphotography The Nurse Will See You Now by kittywoodphotography
Sound Check by kittywoodphotography
THESIS IS OVER!I Completed my senior thesis animated film, which was what was eating up all my time these last few months!THESIS IS OVER!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AWW man it really feels good to be free, but now I have lots more to be doing, thankfully I am able to really pick n choose now what I want to be doing! <3
I will release the film on May 12th!
Thoughts on saddles in MLPOr "my brain at three in the morning".Thoughts on saddles in MLP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I find myself puzzled at the thoughts of saddles in the MLP universe. In my exploits of mentally roleplaying characters for my comics they seem to see saddles as fashion statements, while a good portion of the Brony fandom consider saddles to be just short of sex toys.
But consider these;
Mind you they put these things on with the full intent of wearing them in public. If saddles really are a fetish thing in Magical Ponyland then why in
Equestriathe world are they wearing the things in a public place, where others are bound to see them and form not-so-safe thoughts in their heads?
I will simply continue to believe they're a fashion statement don't you mix your dirty thoughts with my ponies D:<
not even going to touch on ponies in socks
Cintiq 12 WX initial review :DDDFIRST IMPRESSIONS:Cintiq 12 WX initial review :DDD3 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
Aleister Chamber Gifs((For your enjoyment and also a reference for me.))Aleister Chamber Gifs10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Femininity Stock the 3rdA wonderful collection of fabulous stock! Many thanks to all of you giving us so much inspiration!Femininity Stock the 3rd4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mask 01 by GifsandStock Pakinka by deviant-caroline Cemetery Stock 40 by Elandria Model Sword Stock 05 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Novice 17 by Kuoma-stock Reflections 01 by Elandria :thumb211126522: :thumb184037573: :thumb170840590: Jak sme potkaly uchyla by deviant-caroline Holy Queen II by PhiloetSophia model - cello021 by akio-stock :thumb182549975: :thumb201372345: Elf by Methys-stock :thumb251306183: what the wind tells15 by Amliel persephone by magikstock Steampunk teacher 5 by Meltys-stock Fantasy Stock by LetzteSchatten-stock Pirates - Barbarian Queen 7 by mizzd-stock Fan Stock 3 by chamberstock Lady Of The Lake I by Eirian-stock :thumb253314849: Sirene I by PhiloetSophia Doll Stock 02 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Game Of Chess by Eirian-stock Stock - Troll 01 by JessicaDru glampire 1 by LialiaD-stock :thumb62581171: ready to attack. 01 by Solsken-i-Hemmet :thumb227291970: 32 by La-Esmeralda-Stock 53 by La-Esmeralda-Stock Elf Ranger 34 by Tasastock Redhead Warrior 1 by Armathor-Stock :thumb211192325: :thumb211600170: Lady Coffey -1 by mjranum-stock DeviID by another-little-dream :thumb208573804: muertos-2 by xstockx :thumb207996
Traditional Tuesdays #41Hi, and welcome to the 41st edition of Traditional Tuesdays. This week, like all of the other weeks, I'll be featuring fifteen works of art from the Traditional Gallery. Any more than that might and you might loss interest or it could cause your monitor to fail in an explosion of awesomeness. I would feel guilty if that were to happen, so I'm keeping it at fifteen! The Traditional gallery is a vast storeroom of work that covers many mediums and genres. I've tried to show a diverse array of artwork, but I don't have room for them all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!Traditional Tuesdays #413 years ago in Art Features More Like This
**WARNING:Viewing these works of art may cause giddiness, elevated heart rates, and
happiness in the pants(which could lead to blindness)! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!**
Time Traveling While You SleepTime Traveling While You Sleep7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Time Traveling While You Sleep
By istickboy & Truepicturesinc
Time Travel in a Time of Regret
An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.
John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through