Emulation and CreationI write this because I see a lot of this on Deviantart, and a few other places, and have been guilty of it myself way back when, so thought it might be good advice. I use Games Workshop as an example because thats what I have experience in, but it's equally applicable to super-heroes, manga, anime, all the popular genres.Emulation and Creation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I loved drawing since when I was small, so when I came across Games Workshop, obviously I finally found a thing to draw that suited me and what I liked. There was no internet back when I was a kid, at least not freely available internet, so all my influences came from the codex's GW used to bring out. So I basically began to copy John Blanche, Adrian Smith, Mark Gibbons, all those fantasy artists. Harmless enough, it was essential drawing practice at the very least, and schools were never really supportive of that kind of art anyway, it was always paper-mache masks.
I wanted to be an artist for Games Workshop, because thats what I liked. I used to draw that stuf
Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business CardsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business Cards4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.
Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.
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Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
Art, Spoken Word, and Self-Publication-Oh my!sumichou drew this picture:Art, Spoken Word, and Self-Publication-Oh my!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
based off my poem:
Go give her some well deserved love!
I made a poll the other day about spoken word poetry and which poems you guys would like to hear me read. Well, I have a huge surprise for my watchers involving this but it's not finished yet. Just be on the lookout for that in the next week or so.
Also, A BOOK. I'm working on self-publishing a collection of my work right now. I'm so excited! Big thanks to all of those who have encouraged me!
Update: ( If any of you happen to be way more computer savvy than me and would like to help me design a cover image--that would be lovely and greatly appreciated! )
deviantART Version 6After much effort, arguing, designing, and programming, our front page is now better than ever! We've taken a close look at how our community interacts and made improvements to make new art even easier to discover. Quick-loading thumbnails and a faster, more reliable search are just a couple of ways we've made browsing an even more enjoyable experience.deviantART Version 67 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our Footer is now a destination in itself! Offering direct access to News, Polls, and other community-specific features, this robust feature is extremely functional and also fun to use. You can also flip through your Channels, giving you a great at-a-glance view of your favorite types of art.
Dodge Dart Inspired By You ContestSix artists will have their amazing works of art displayed in a pop-up gallery at the Dodge-Chrysler Headquarters and score cash, iPads, and other awesome prizing. View photos of the Dodge Dart and create art that reflects some element of the car's style and inspiration! Whatever your approach, the art should come from the car.Dodge Dart Inspired By You Contest4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Six artists will have their amazing artworks displayed in a pop-up gallery at the Dodge-Chrysler Headquarters and score cash, iPads and other awesome prizes. There are two separate categories for entering: digital and traditional. The top three from each will be the winner
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
This week in my MC #3This week in my MC #33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week in my MC is an article which aim to feature several deviations I've received in my message center via groups or deviants I'm watching.
You will find cool links to contests / important news and ART
Are you ready? Let's go
Site Update : More like this , Enhanced Browsing : by hq
Mix it up with Some Color : by codenamepanther
Lucca Comics and Game 2012 : by Raphael-Lacoste
Chat events calendar : by :devcommunit
Featured Artists vol.1 Hello my friends!Featured Artists vol.13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is my first journal feature for my favourite artists on DA , and sorry if i forgot someone, it will be next time and here we go
Goodbye my little friend.. by Deltamike Battle on sea of clouds by Deltamike
The Silence by Dani-Owergoor The Valley by Dani-Owergoor Mysterious Ways I by Dani-Owergoor
Thinking of You by i-am-JENius Ghost of the Past by i-am-JENius The Vampire Hunter by i-am-JENius
Sadar Bas by NiAnluain E'oin by NiAnluain Beiriste by NiAnluain
t r i a d by hengie Tainted memories by Ahmed-R-Shalaby Valley Of Desolation by Ahmed-R-Shalaby
Imaginary World of a Child by Wesley-Souza The Last Gate by MindTuber El puente by ElenaDudina
Teddy bear by ElenaDudina Eam by MachiavelliCro Lift me up by MachiavelliCro
Fear of the Dark by MachiavelliCro Our Journey by Tropfich Top of the Hill by Vanleith
Everlasting Wanderers by Vanleith Here Comes The Sun by Vanleith Fisheye Placebo: background concept art by yuumei
Stamps of deviantART: Video GamesSTAMPS OF DEVIANTART: VIDEO GAMESStamps of deviantART: Video Games4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is a whole category filled with a lot of unique stamps. Some are animated, some are static. The original size is 99x56px, but it varies depending on the preferences of each artist. They can be round, they can be square, they can be heart-shaped or whatever else your heart desires. Except the newer modern stamps, they usually have a transparent typical stamp border, like their real life relatives which makes it easy to differentiate them from avatars or other smaller artworks.
:thumb240550549: Peach Stamp by rockydennis space invaders by squibli Portal Stamp - Blue by SparkLum Portal Stamp - Orange by SparkLum Tyrael-Stamp by Dinoclaws KH Birth By Sleep stamp by xselfdestructive Giga Bowser-Stamp by Dinoclaws :thumb1969443
Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and youA very nervous animation student (he didn't say, but I assume he is studying 2D animation) asked me about my opinions on the state of animation these days. What are the companies thinking with laying off all the employees, not doing 2D animation, canceling great TV series, etc.? Are the business people just evil? AND the even bigger question: Is John Lassiter a jerk (or worse) for letting all the 2D animators at Disney go yesterday?Disney layoffs, 2D animation, and you3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY ANSWER: I have a slightly controversial (for an artist) perspective on businesses and business people. Over all, I like them. At times, I have even been grateful for them. (Steady paychecks should never be taken for granted. Wait till you don't have one one day, then you'll know!) Remember, we live in a world where businesses are expected to make money to stay alive. It's called capitalism. Others call it "business". That means, the animation world isn't any different from any other job/company
Tutorials and so on...What we found here (help us to extend this list! )Tutorials and so on...5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Which tutorials did you used for achieving some technique skills and which you think the best and really useful for basics|intermediate study|master class?
Which were good and which not worked personally for you?
(links and examples gladly welcomed)
The Matter of the MassesI've been painting for a few years now, but I feel like I'm only beginning to grasp the importance of this concept. I'll quote Robert Henri (1865-1929) from his book, The Art Spirit, which is packed full of such profound wisdom.The Matter of the Masses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Robert Henri stresses this point:
"Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four or five large masses which cover your canvas. Let these above all things have fine shapes, have fine colors. Let them be as meaningful of your subject as they possibly can be. It is wonderful how much real finish can be obtained through them, how much of gesture and modeling can be obtained through their contours, what satisfactions can be obtained from the fine measures in area, color and value. Most students and most painters in fact rush over this; they are in a hurry to get on to other matters, minor matters."
"The beauty of the larger mass is primary
The Resource RoundupHalloween EditionThe Resource Roundup4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Resource Roundup is a new, regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members have created to share with the world!
The deviantART Resources Gallery is an awesome asset for both beginning artists and seasoned pros. Check out some of these amazing submissions, which might help inspire your next artistic endeavor.
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Abstract Brushes 13 by Ghost-001-Crack Effect Brushes by funerals0ngGrunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-RCobwebs Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock:thumb200310505:
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My Other Bloody Method by Lady-Dementia-StockPhotoshop Zombie Walkthrough by conzpiracyHomemade Blood Tutorial by CaptainShort1Peeling Skin and Gore Tutorial by Deadstar-GrishTutorial: My Na'vi Avatar... by SolarShineThe Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock
Art4Love, blah blah blah.I'm sure many of you are aware of the Art4Love.com drama floating about. How this Chad Love fellow stole the works of many artists from here on deviantART, including myself, and was selling them for ridiculous amounts of money, claiming they were oil paintings, even shipping them with a certificate of authenticity.Art4Love, blah blah blah.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, there seems to be some ridiculous responses going around to this. I'm not going to call anyone out by name, but a certain deviant has taken it upon himself to ask for donations in order to hire 'the best copyright lawyer' and pursue a 'class action lawsuit'. This in my opinion is a bullshit move, as any copyright lawyer worth his weight would probably take on something this big and blatant for a percentage with no upfront fees to begin with. It's pretty clear cut copyright infringement on a massive scale.
I personally think this deviant jumped the gun and instead of taking a moment to think about the situation, figured he'd get everyone riled up and paying for his la
Cathedral Of NatureLouie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.Cathedral Of Nature4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Dec 30, 2011, 9:11 PM
Louie Schwartzberg: Witness to Nature’s Winged Struggle for Our Survival
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance.” It was also an amazing documentary
film utilizing slow-motion and time-lapse photography of cityscapes and landscapes across America to
beautifully, although disturbingly, depict our modern society’s growing unbalance.
View *louieschwartzberg second video, “Wings of Life” on YouTube
Cathedral Of Nature (cont.)
ALIEN Winter Art Exchange 2015! FAQ and Etiquette GuidelinesALIEN Winter Art Exchange 2015!5 days ago in Personal More Like This
Submission Rules and Guidelines
Original vs. Trademarked?
Greetings everyone! It's that time of the year again!
I debated it pretty hard on whether I wanted to do this again or not, but since quite a few of you seemed interested, I'll give it another shot! Here is the obligatory copy/paste information!
Alien Alliance Winter Art Exchange 2015! [Alien Christmas][Snowflake]
What is an Art Exchange?
An Art Exchange is when a large group of people volunteer to join in and each person is given another randomly selected person to draw for. In turn, someone else will be given your name and draw something for you. It goes on from there until everyo
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing we'll cover are some tweaking tips. Tweaking, not to be confused with Twerking. Almost everyone does it. It's one of the best ways to learn. This section of the tutorial will cover some of the basics that will hopefully help new MB3D users with tweaking. Just don't let words like iterations, raystep multiplier and stepthwidth limiter scare you off. You don't need to know the math behind these things. Just consider those words as lables to show you where a setting is and you'll do fine. That's what the GUI is for, to make using the program fairly simple. I'm going to use a sample parameter of mine from about 2 1\2 years ago which is a tweak in a long line of tweaks. You will find that I am guilty of a few things that I'm going to cover, so it's a good example.
As always, I like to mention that I am not a tech giant. I really don't know a lot of the technical aspects of Mandelbulb 3D. If you are interested in the technical
So Kate Leth Made a Blog Post a while agoWhich you can read here in fullSo Kate Leth Made a Blog Post a while ago1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I wanted to reflect upon similarities betwen our situations.
I've gone through many things in my life, and talked about some of them, and not talked about others.
And I sometimes drop off the face of the earth.
But I look at everything you make.
I keep everything.
I have my folder on my computer of drawing made from my stock
and it makes me so happy when I'm feeling down.
And if you think your drawing isn't worthwhile because you're a beginner
It's the BEST. BECAUSE you are a beginner.
It makes me feel like I am helping young artists to get better.
I am inspiring new artists to challenge themselves.
I look at every drawing.
I keep every drawing.
Because it's a part of me and it's a part of you.
We have that connection now.
We've made our mark on the world, however small, together.
Fellow artists, I support you.
The Myth of TalentThe Myth of TalentThe Myth of Talent1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an