Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!Alright guys here you go! I finally made a video of me making one of my dragons. The video is pretty long, about an hour, so watch it when you have some time to veg and watch some sculpting. I was going to just make it a time-lapse, but ended up narrating the whole thing, so instead you get to listen to me babble on about sculpting for an hour while I'm making the dragon. It was actually pretty fun to make, so I think I'll make a pony one in the near future as well!Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw
And yes, I know I make silly faces while I sculpt. Shut it.
Are still closed! I'm booked solid through June, but will re-open them again in late June, to start filling up July. I am more than happy to give estimates for future purchases through NOTE. Comments get buried insanely fast, so you may not hear back on them for many weeks!
My Etsy shop is still open, and any made-to-order items there are always available.
ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.co
Usefull Stuffi thought i'd share some stuff that helped me draw better, aside from art schoolUsefull Stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- IDRAWGIRLS (a lot of value and fundamental stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/idrawgirls
- FZDSCHOOL (awesome stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/fzdschool?feature=results_main
- DAARKEN (does a lot of his stuff in real-time so its really easy to follow): http://www.youtube.com/user/daarken
- ART STUDENT OWL (i dont know, this made me laugh at myself so i thought id share this too ): http://fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com/
well i hope that helps. feel free to throw in your own suggestions if you have any
a short rant about character designFirst off you should know that these are just things I keep in mind when creating my characters, and that I really haven't had any professional instruction involving character design, but I do enjoy it.a short rant about character design7 months ago in Personal More Like This
the outside is just the tip of the iceberg.
A good character needs a personality and history, other wise its just a pretty shell. The physical appearance of the character needs to reflex on his/her self.
Not everyone is perfect.
Adding flaws to their personality or to their physical appearance (or both) makes them more interesting and believable.
Sometimes the flashiest character is not the best.
Honestly how many of you know some one who dresses in neon every day. Neutral colors are your friends.
thou shall not bore thy reader.
Your character doesn't have to be so dull that we can predict his every thought.
be realistic with emotions
Some one who has just lost their best friend i
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...It's amazing how setting goals can make you unhappy.TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS/STUDENTS...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
For a long time, I've always thought to myself: "I'm not quite as good, but I will be once I've met my goal." Or, " Once I've reached my goal, I'll be happy, I'll be successful." I'm sure that I am not alone in this mode of thinking and as a result we ultimately push our own happiness to the back, unless we accomplish some major milestone.
We place ridiculous stress on ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion...finishing a comic or whatever.
But I think setting goals seem useless without a system or process in place to reach them. I'm learning more that it's important to understand the difference between goals & systems. The goal is the desired end result, the system is the process, or practice that (if committed to) eventually gets you there. Focusing on practice instead of performance allows you to be present, and improve at the same time. Planning progress (Goal) vs. Making progress (System).
Let's commit to
Sherlock sketchingWell,recording yourself while you work can lead to some really crappy drawings :icontoucheplz:Sherlock sketching8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I did this last night it's just a 7 minute sketch of drawing Teen Sherlock. Argh at some point I lost all control of myself (DAT mouth)but that's OK I upload it anyway :iconlazycryplz:
I know you all want a tutorial,I do.I am sorry :iconmartinderpplz: This was the best I could do for now
PS:The music might annoy you
May Artisan Crafts DD RoundupThese are the DD's I featured for April 2013, you can find ^maytel's features right here and cakecrumbs' here. I always strive to keep a balance between all the crafts there is and represent as many as possible, so if you think that any craft is not getting enough love, let me know! Send me suggestions! I love to receive feedbackMay Artisan Crafts DD Roundup2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This month we welcomed cakecrumbs, our new Artisan Crafts Community Volunteer. If you haven't yet please give her a warm welcome
Also please don't forget to check out the Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge and the Get Crafty Contest, both are really fun events and they include prizes! Don't forget to join CRArtisanCrafts too.
Features by Talty
Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
[Feature] (Undiscovered) Medieval-Themed ArtworkI've been wanting to do a feature for a while, and this Project Educate contest seemed like the perfect chance to do it. In this journal I've collected some pieces of art which depict medieval topics and/or are drawn in a medieval style. I've tried to choose deviations which don't have quite as many favourites as they deserve. Enjoy![Feature] (Undiscovered) Medieval-Themed Artwork10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
insecticides by Behydezell Alchemical Romance by dashinvaine
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanFan Art Friday: Attack On Titan6 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!
Attack on titan by VeggieStudio
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
How To : FeaturesSince i get asked a lot how i create my Features i decided to write a short tutorial about it, i hope it will help some of you :How To : Features2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What we want to create :
Of course you can add a lot more photos ! ( Example : http://kara-a.deviantart.com/journal/Watchers-Feature-II-Part-1-328802678 )
The html code :
<da:deviation id="312488093" width="600">
<da:deviation id="328534872" width="200"><da:deviation id="309814893" width="400">
- the first part (
OK SO THIS IS THE BEST IDEA IN HISTORY OF EVERALRIGHT PEOPLEOK SO THIS IS THE BEST IDEA IN HISTORY OF EVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I am assuming lots of people enjoy the Japanese Horror Game Ao Oni and the Hetalia spin off game Hetaoni, well I thought of a grand idea!
So I have seen many stories and pictures with deviants in hetaoni or ao oni themselves, so I decided to created something to call that!
See like its creator and ao oni put together!
Its where you and how ever many friends go into the famous house and you can write your own story from their
Of course, I don't own Ao oni or Hetaoni, but I for sho thought of Creatoni (or atleast made up the name) myself so yo don't say you did it!
But yah isnt this great?! I wonder if I get enough people involved I can make a group!
Tell me what yal think!!!
homestuck creepypastayay im gonna try to write a theory c: ohgodimsorrythisisgonnabeterrible.homestuck creepypasta2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dont you know about homestuck? that weird little webcomic that andrew hussie made? yea, that one.
well, people say its all fun and games, but theres a darker side to it, and here it is.. . .
john eggbert, the main human, had great and caring friends and the lovable trolls, well those trolls arent even real. john created them when he was in a coma after playing baseball or something, noone knows what they were playing, they might of just have been playing with a ball and it hit john in the head, but all dave would tell anybody -or, understand anyway since he was sobbing- was that they were playing with a baseball, and the next thing he knew it had hit john in the head. next thing was that ambulances were all around, along with cops. thinking that he was dead john walked over to john and kept saying, "im sorry dude, im sorry that i threw the ball to hard, im sorry for saying you weren't cool, for sa
One Summer Later:iconhetaoniitalyplz::iconsaysplz:....? Where's leader?One Summer Later2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhetaoniprussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Who cares, she's going to be gone until October for some stupid reason.
:iconhetaoniitalyplz::iconsaysplz:Mm.. seems kinda lonely around here... maybe we should make a contest for everyone.
:iconhetaoniprussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Sure. Why not. Might be fun to fuck around with her group while she's away.
:iconhetaoniitalyplz::iconsaysplz:Well.. uhm.. what's the biggest thing going on right now?
:iconhetaoniprussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Us being in english, I guess.
:iconhetaoniitalyplz::iconsaysplzh! That's right! Some time ago we got a request from Miss :iconpianodream: herself to ask for help of artists! She would like a new title screen for her english transaltion of HetaOni!
:iconhetaoniprussiaplz::iconsaysplzh yes because there's always a need of pictures of you being upset.
:iconhetaoniitalyplz::iconsaysplz:Ehehe... but yes, let's take her up on that offer! So the contest is the Title Screen<
PE: Traditional Mixed MediaTraditional Mixed MediaPE: Traditional Mixed Media11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Mixed Media is a wonderful subject, earlier today we read about combinig techniques which was a great lead into Mixed Media. Mixed media is simply as the name suggests, pieces created with more than one media. The options to mix and match different medias is endless and experimenting with mixed media is highly encouraged!
Mixed Media Submissions on deviantART
I'd like to take a moment and talk about the Traditional Art Mixed Media gallery here on dA and what does or doesn't belong there.
As discussed above, we now all know what Traditional Mixed Media is but I think it's important to also discuss what is not Traditional Mixed Media.
There is a common misconception that traditional and digital mixed pieces are mixed media, and while it is technically true, tha
SWAMP THING: The Orchestral ScoreGot a weird treats for you all,SWAMP THING: The Orchestral Score3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For years, whenever I've been intensively drawing a comic project I often felt the need the write myself some music. I've found out multiplying my creative output mysteriously benefit them all. There is, usually, no link bridging my Comic and musical world. Some fugues and some String Quartet sketches have been paired with Batman Incorporated for instance.
This time, being so enthusiast for swamp thing, I went and wrote the scored for issue 7 & 8. OK, not really, but I've tried to cover their thematic stuff in a 3:16 of Full Orchestral Music.
Here a breakdown of the cues:
00:00 The timeless mystery of the Green
00:49 Growth and fate of the Green Warrior
1:36 The Rot
2:00 A bit of actionny big battle for those who got bored until now.
May you enjoy this roughs mix.
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Or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yanick-paquette-Comics-and-Music/263150396
30 Day Monster Challenge ~ UPDHello there,30 Day Monster Challenge ~ UPD4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please feel free to join our 30 day Challenge. Because of the coming soon Halloween we choose a Monster Challenge
Our 1st goal: after 30 days you will have a great habit is to draw every single day.
Our 2nd goal: Improve your drawing skills: the more time you spend on your drawing and the more effort you will apply - the better skills you will get.
IMPORTANT!! Please read carefuly and follow the Rules. Thanks!
1. Draw every single day. Choose you will draw boy or girl, or both
2. Add to your descriptions something like that "This is my entry to @walkthrough-rookie 30 Day Monster Challenge" and add the link to this blog 30 Day Monster Challenge
This way everybody who would like to join our challenge will able to do it
Artworks without of the link to this blog in the descriptions will be declined (take a look here to see where
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 Tips3 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
Meeting Sexual OffenderMan e_oMe: *walks down street*Meeting Sexual OffenderMan e_o2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sexual OffenderMan: *tried handing rose to*
Me: No bitch *runs off*
Me: *opens closet*
Me: NO. *slams closet shut*
Me: *goes in bathroom*
SOM: Take the rose~
Me: NO DAMN IT. *walks away*
Me: *goes in bark box*
SOM: *randomly appears* Take it~
Me: NO!!!!! *runs away*
-in the bathroom-
Me: Dude there's this guy following me around I thinks it's SlenderMans brother or something.
Vanessa: Just hide in here for a while.
SOM: *appears* please?
Me: SCREW OFF NO NOOOOOOOO *runs away*
Vanessa: *takes rose*
SOM: Ill see you tonight~ *disappears*
Me: *walks back in* Your gonna be raped to night just so you know. *walks away*
Vanessa: Well fuck.
Spreading like a diseaseSince a lot of people kept asking, here's a few other places on the web where you can find me:Spreading like a disease2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ticci Toby x squirrel!reader part 1It was day like any other. You woke up and went to the park. You looked around if any picknickers came. But sadly today was not your day. Nobody came.you wanted to head back to your tree, till you heard some noises. You climed into a tree as fast as you could . A few people, at least you thought they were people, came out of the forest. You backt away a bit, so they won't see you.Ticci Toby x squirrel!reader part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
You wanted to run away,but then you a picknick basket in one of them hands.
Your eyes grew wider wen you saw it. But then you saw the one who was holding it. Fear went up your spine.the one that was holding the basket .... didn't had a face!!!! You wanted to yelp, but you figured it was a bad idea. They might hear you.
There on the far left, there a man with black hair, a pointy nose and... he wore a clown suite? That was weird even for you. You saw someone next to the man with the clown suite. It was a boy with a with hoodie coverd with... bloodstainces! This was starting to creep you out wen you saw that th
WotC/Hasbro Legal Threatening DMCA against Fan ArtSo this is the second time I've been contacted by WotC/Hasbro's Legal team for creating parodies and "fan art". Within a one year time frame no less.WotC/Hasbro Legal Threatening DMCA against Fan Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The situation is slightly different than the last time, but thanks to the kind folks at Tumblr, WotC/Hasbro can't force them to delete or censor my artwork this time around. They won't immediately fold like DA did when my art gallery was nuked earlier this year. The possibility is still there if they decide to pursue to close it down based on DMCA violations of any kind.
There ya go, WotC/Hasbro's lawyers are threatening the DMCA against me if I don't comply with their request and delete specific images, comics, and storyboards from my Tumblr (http://polishtamales.tumblr.com/). This e-mail was passed on to me by Tumblr.
I know my rights as parody writer, much less if they think they're picking on JUST ME for creating parodies, I hope they understand they're picking on EVERYONE that's ever done fan art, fan fiction, and parodies on the int
Application information! TO APPLY FOR ART ENTIRES, FILL OUT THIS FORM! ----> http://fav.me/d4srg0e http://pmd-explorers.deviantart.com/blog/39877106/Application information!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
Bolin Cosplay Tutorial----UPDATE----Bolin Cosplay Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have uploaded the pictures of the main pattern pieces for the jacket to my scrapbook. Take a look if you are having troubles modifying your own pattern! (I couldn't find the pattern for the collar, I drew it on a piece of paper somewhere and I think it is gone now... sorry!)
I have had a lot of requests asking how I made the jacket for my cosplay, so I decided I would write a quick overview of what went into making it. I will not go into excruciating detail, but if you would like more help on any particular section, please leave a comment and I would be happy to elaborate!
STEP 1: Picking fabric
Print lots of good colored reference shots for yourself (or carry a smartphone with you) before heading to the fabric store. It goes without saying that you want to pick fabric with color that closely resembles your source, but it is also important to take into consideration things like the thickness and flexibility of yo