Copic Marker Quick Tip + Points giveawayHey sexies! Just a Copic Marker Quick tip! While coloring a drawing (to be uploaded soon), I struggled with an issue that I have come across several times before. The problem is the ink coming out of a certain marker appears blotchy and and is clumped and sticky, and causes a grungy, messy texture. Have any of you had this problem before? Well, the reason is because the pigment in the marker is too strong, this usually happens with very saturated colors. Markers that have done this to me before are B06, R39, R37, V99 and so forth. A solution is to either: A) use a different marker, B) use the medium broad nib instead, or C) Change the nib, and refill the marker. The cause is that when exposed to too much oxygen, the strong pigment starts to slightly dry and crystallize, therefor causing a blockage. The polyester nib is then slightly damaged and will produce the same ink flow unless it is changed. I recommend to deal with this right away because it could damage the quality of your colorCopic Marker Quick Tip + Points giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journalsArtist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +7 months ago in Personal More Like This
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- Artist Info: How to price commissions
- [now reading]
- Client/Buyer info: How to commission an artist
UPDATE: I want to share this link with you all so that you may understand better the types of clients who are out there, and why it's so important to have ToS's and contracts and know when to just say...
Clients From Hell
Also, for more incredible info from professional artist Will Terrell about being a freelance artist, give a watch to this video. It will re-state points made here in this journal and more
Tutorial Tuesday #26!Remember, if you like these tutorials, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereTutorial Tuesday #26!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
a) b) c)
e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o
Dark spots in type designType design is all about balancing the black versus white to create a consistent texture. One of the—perhaps more obscure—principles of creating well balanced type is a consistent stroke weight in certain areas—particularly in the joins. This is true even for simple geometric typefaces of which you probably wouldn't expect it if you're not familiar with dark spots.Dark spots in type design2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dark spots occur in places where two strokes meet and this is particularly true when two strokes meet at a sharp angle. When two strokes meet there is a weight build-up which should be optically adjusted. The letter 'M' for example usually has three dark spots, one for each bend. Adding so-called ink traps [picture below] can get rid of these dark spots but it's quite an obtrusive method. essentially you add an extra vector point in the narrow negative space area and simply widen the area to give the black room to "breathe".
Ink traps are mainly reserved for two things:
Writing Real, Original OCsHi. I'm Alexi. Before we get started, there's some things we need to get out of the way.Writing Real, Original OCs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My advice is not gold. It's probably not even silver. It's not law. It's just advice. But I've been writing for years, and I've been working on this for a few days now, so It'd be pretty nice if you listened to me.
Writing believable characters starts off pretty difficult. The first characters you write will probably be shallow, and/or idealized versions of
yourself. Your first villain is probably 'just evil because he's evil'.
Your characters fall into a number of stereotypes, and become labeled by them.
Maybe you want to avoid Mary Sues so you make your characters plain.
Maybe you write extrasuperfabulous people because you want your characters to be liked.
DON'T WORRY. THIS IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. EVERYBODY STARTS OUT LIKE THIS.
Throw this mindset out the window, because:
There is one thing that every main character needs to be.
They don't need to be
Sweet Treats - Squirrely's Recipes to TryI want to make a journal for recipes I want to try. I'll add them as I find them and mark which ones I've made and if I can find a good picture of it here on dA I'll add it under the recipe. I've been trying to keep a book of my own recipes and stuff, but I keep loosing them or ruining them by spilling stuff on it. so.. I'll try this for now. If you know any good recipes let me know!Sweet Treats - Squirrely's Recipes to Try2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cotton Soft Japanese Cheese Cake
This I have made - it's very delicate and needs to be followed EXACTLY or it will not turn out correctly
140g/5 oz. fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
50g/2 oz. butter
250g/9 oz. cream cheese
100 ml/3 fluid oz. fresh milk
1 tbsp. lemon juice
60g/2 oz. cake flour /superfine flour
20g/1 oz. cornflour (cornstarch)
1/4 tsp. salt
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.
2. Whisk egg whites with cr
Crynime RECRUITMENT: Voice actingVoice acting App & Trial Script: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0EyGQSJHgc6RXgzd05qNFcyNlk/editCrynime RECRUITMENT: Voice acting11 months ago in Personal More Like This
*NOTE: Most lines from the trial script are not from the final script, but for audition purposes.*
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave any questions in the comments below or ask our tumblr blog directly, we'll try to answer. Thank you for your patience!
Until the next update.
( PLEASE, don´t send me questions about voice acting and helping 24/7 ;__________; just follow the instructions <3 thank you )
They aren't better than you.I don't soapbox often, but I feel the need to say something to all my fellow artists... because I've had to struggle with this, and I know many (if not all) of you do, too.They aren't better than you.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being on a site like this, with so much collaboration and so many artists of different styles and skills, can be both great and terrible for artists. Like myself, you probably have artists that you follow because they inspire you, because you 'wish you could draw as well as them'. It's impossible to draw without inspiration from something, and it's very hard to improve if you don't have examples for you to learn new techniques and ways to approach art.
But as easy as it is to find inspiration here, it's even easier to find discouragement.
I'm not surprised artists are statistically some of the most depressed people, for several reasons. The first is that, especially for those who do art for money, we have the issue of having so much stress placed on us because everything we do is going to be scrutinized and evaluate
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
Cheap Windows 100% magazinesI found a site where you can buy the Windows 100% magazines for $21 (plus $6 shipping and handling)Cheap Windows 100% magazines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go to yesasia.com to see for yourself!
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.How to Commission an Artist5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
Feature:July 2012Some yummy treats that have mostly been from my inbox recently that have really stood out either for it's photography, subject or as many of them do, both.Feature:July 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pumpkin Jam by Z740
Banana Malteser Melts by Kaz-D
In other news.
The summer holidays are about to begin here in the UK which means i will be busy trying to keep the peace between my kids who are like chalk and cheese. They have two very different personalities and clash very easily which makes for a very bad mix when i am trying to bake as my stress levels go through the roo
Culinary Creations: Still Life Photography ContestCulinary Creations: Still Life Photography Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest
Still life photography usually involves a set up - planning and careful execution of a shot. Food photography in particular takes a lot of preparation and the time to make a dish or an item of food aesthetically pleasing. So I thought it was about time we had a contest involving all elements! Your challenge is to create a brand shiny new Still Life Photography piece that features Food. Now the catch is you must be creative with the food. Entries will be considered carefully and if you are taking photos of food that someone else has made, then you need to step up the mark and make it as unique as possible. If you made the creation yourself, give us a brief idea in the description of how. Utilize the descriptions of your artwork to tell us about your photography!
Start Date: Monday 14th May
End Date: Monday
Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)EDIT - Dec 08, 2013 - This is OLD, like really, really OOOOOOLLLLD and outdated, and there are better methods out there. I don't even do vectors this way anymore. That said, it's still useful as a guide on how to use the pen tool to make shapes specifically for pony vectors in a manner where they're layered efficiently easily modifiable. Just felt the need to point this out as I am still getting messages from people who don't understand that this is old and that I know there are alternative methods. I thank you all for your input.Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I say anything, if you're familiar with proper vectoring at all then once you've heard what I do you'll realize I'm not making "true" vectors with the process I use. This might seem a bit odd because what I do means that if I wanted to make a larger version of the image I would basically have to scale the paths I've made and re-"paint" the whole image, but I'm just doing these for fun so I make them large to begin with; the end re
How to SELL your Work: tips from who’s doing it!How to SELL your Work: tips from who’s doing it!6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was made within Project Educate Week of Artistic Nudes in order to help and educate the community (not only the ArtNude's)...
It is also part of a series of articles being posted elsewhere around dA, by various deviants. I'm linking them all up in my journals (especially this one: http://helewidis.deviantart.com/journal/19386596/ ) so that you can have them all in one place in case they don't get your eye in the midst of the many articles in the News page!
Here we are: you want to sell your artwork but don't know how-to!
Common sense gives you that the first thing you'll need to have is artwork of quality. While some people may buy poor quality artwork for a first time they won't do it twice.
Second thing you'll have to consider is that you must provide variety when assembling your shop whether it is online or at a store and/or gallery out there "In Real Life"
Dog treat recipes!My Dad gave me a pigs liver a while ago and it's been sitting in the freezer. I finally decided to use it and chopped it up into chunks to make dog treats! I just boiled the liver for 5 minutes then baked it at 150ºC for a couple of hours and it's made sort of biscuity liver treats that I can use for lead training.Dog treat recipes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The local radio at Christmas did a daily slot where they'd read out recipes for you to make as a Christmas present for your pets, one that I heard was to soak a kitchen towel in cinnamon water and then tie knots at both ends. Once it was dry it made a fantastic tug-toy and apparently dogs go mad for cinnamon!
Do you have any fantastic pet toy or treat recipes? Sometimes these things are passed down, although cooked tripe and liver are the only recipes I know haha.
Another rant -_-Alright, This time, I'm making a rant on the Creepypasta fanbase/fandom.Another rant -_-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I hate it when I see people saying that they are "dating Jeff" Or anyone else in the Creepypasta fandom. If they were real, They wouldn't be looking for someone to fuck. They would be looking for people to kill. That's not the worse part, Though. I hate it even MORE when someone ships their characters with an original character. I mean, I can understand shipping a canon character with another character (Hell, I even ship JeffxMasky sometimes) But I HATE people who ship their OCs (Or should I say, Their Mary-sues).
2. I also hate how people are saying that they/their OCs could beat any of the canon characters. Alright, Let's say that the Creepypasta characters are real, And you say, "I could beat *insert name of any creepypasta character here*" Well, How would you like it if that character was in your room that night? Yeah, You wouldn't like that, Would you?
3. Ok, I can understand if you draw some of the canon
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]Hello people!100 POINTS GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some people have given points to me and now i will do this for you!
I will giveaway 100 points!
5 people will win 20 points each!
RULES TO GET A NUMBER IN GIVEAWAY
1.Favorite this journal!
3.Add coment done!
The giveaway's deadline is 30.November 20:00 GMT!
I will generate winner's through random.org!
So the winners are:
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
Song of the Month~ June! (reminder)If you'd like to enter, you still have about 3 days to get your entries in~ ^-^Song of the Month~ June! (reminder)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconlaplayplz:Hello everybody! It's time for our first SotM contest! Now what is this contest exactly? Well, each month we'll have a featured song and compete with our UTAUs singing~
This month's song is Endroll A
UST by Kream-Cheese (UtauReizo): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqHdQBWoVKc
Off Vocal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4SX6rnXYOM
Use one of your UTAU
Youtube vid preferable, but not necessary (link to mp3 is fine if you have to)
One entry per person
Deadline: June 25th
Song featured on home page
Choose the next month's SotM
[Bullet; Blue]Drawing by warriorgriffinheart
[Bullet; Blue]An UTAU cover from AmaiKieseki-San
[Bullet; Blue]UTAU cover from MaxyChu
[Bullet; Blue]Icon like http://sasayakumaxy.deviantart.com/art/Keo-Icon-29660
100 Point Giveaway! also with 50, and 25 points :)100 Point Giveaway! also with 50, and 25 points :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ITS DONE SO DONT MAKE LINKS OR JOIN ANYMORE >.>
YAY! So, who's excited? I know i am! This month ill be raffling off 100 ! How awesome is that????
HOW TO JOIN??
Favorite this Journal
Spread the word! Make a Journal , Poll, Or put it in your sig! Tell me what you did in the comments with the link to ur journal/poll.
Watch me so you can see the winner! (and for art ;3)
Once you have done all of that , Be patient and wait for my Deviation that shows the winner
Have fun! And no matter if you lose or win, there WILL be more raffles in the future!
DEADLINE : JUNE 21
Ill pick the winner from a hat, take a picture and upload it here
1st : 100
3rd 25 [Points]
ITS DONE SO DONT MAKE LINKS OR JOIN ANYMORE >.>
Baby dragon creator pre-beta versionBefore I start talking about the main topic I wanted to say that I'm sorry for being so terribly inactive over the last few months, I don't like neglecting this site but other things are keeping me so busy lately that it is just impossible for me to be around as much as I'm used to.Baby dragon creator pre-beta version2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO, now to the main topic.
I started working on a baby dragon creator (my little pony:fim style) several months ago but never got the time and motivation to finish it. Now that I'm having more free time I picked up the game again. It is still far from being finished but I was able to put up a simple pre-beta version to show others how my game is looking right now.
Here is the link: >> http://sta.sh/0kmthml9cpt