Wacom tablet: common problems and solutionsIf you have a Wacom digital tablet, and you use it a lot, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems. Have your brush dynamics stopped working? Is your screen mapping incorrect (cursor does not reach all fours edges of display area)? Do you experience intermittent cursor movement or none at all? Do you suffer from unexpected clicking? For Intermittent cursor or unexpected clicking, jump to step 4. Otherwise let's start with some simple steps that often help.
1) The simplest thing to try is rebooting your computer (and also restart your drawing program.)
2) If any new software was recently installed, it might be causing a conflict. Did the symptoms begin on the same day the new software was installed? Try uninstalling it.
3) The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Wacom drivers. Uninstall all drivers including drivers for previous tablets. Previous drivers can cause conflicts. Disconnect your tablet and reinstall the correct drivers. Be su
Self Suggesting DD'sThank you so much for all the +favs, the comments and +devwatchs I've received and still am for my Daily Deviation "Carried Away". You guys are awesome and I appreciate your support so much!Self Suggesting DD's3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now I have a confession to make... I self suggested this deviation to DomiSM, so it didn't come as a surprise I received it.
I know from being a volunteer that some people feel that DD's should be suggested by others or that it should be a surprise. Well no, not always. Sometimes you have to fight for your work to gain exposure. Gone are the days where deviantART was a small site... you need to learn how to use the channels on dA to get the exposure your work deserves.
These days, I work in vector and the high pecentage of work I upload to dA is client work. A huge part of being a Freelancer is marketting yourself and putting yourself out there. This is why self suggesting yourself for a Daily Deviation should be
Tips on How To Get CommissionsWhen offering commissions, it can be very hard to get yourself noticed, what with the hundreds of thousands of other artists out there. People gripe about how pageviews aren’t important, but they are a helpful tool for you to see what kind of traffic flow you’re attracting. The more views you get, the more of a chance there is that one of those viewers is interested in commissioning you.Tips on How To Get Commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gigonomics is a term I heard about a few months ago at an FLBA conference. After Googling it, many people seem to be using it in a slightly different way, but I was particularly intrigued by the way it was used by the keynote speaker, who was also a comedian. I can’t remember his name, but I probably will after I post this…
Basically he said that he takes any gig he can get, because you never know who could be in the audience. That was how he was asked to come to our conference. I realized that this can apply here on DeviantArt as well.
The way to get yourself noticed is to
Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.
Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.
You make your OWN workday miserable when:
If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.
Creative people (comic con talk I did)(some of this you may have read in my other journals too. This was my talk at the ICE comic con last weekend.)Creative people (comic con talk I did)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
To be creative is a way of thinking. When you observe what’s around you, what are the things you pick up and store in your memory?
(Only look at this image for a few seconds and then scroll it out of the frame)
This was an image of the 2013 World photography awards.
I’ve just shown it to you for about 10 seconds. What do you still remember from it?
The pigeons that fly around? The fact that these pigeons were white? The notion of all the Blue in the image , so well in the building as in the clothing of the women. Or did you remember the two kids that seem to be the cause of the birds fleeing the scene.
Someone with an interest towards architecture probably lingered his eyes at the building and recognized it’s style culture and perhaps knows of it’s build method. While someone with an interes
Speed Drawing Tutorial, how to Film/Edit/UploadSome tips and tricks how to make a speed drawing video.Speed Drawing Tutorial, how to Film/Edit/Upload3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have additional tips or if you find mistakes in this guide please let me know, thank you.
(please excuse my bad english.)
1. Drawing and Filming:
Drawing and Lightsource:
Set up the place where you draw comfortable, the light should come from top(preferred) or left side of the drawing if you are right-handed. That way the area you are drawing on is not covered by the shadow of your hand. The arm of the drawing hand should show in the direction of the lightsource to make a shadow only under your arm. Shadows can cause huge brightness flickering in the time lapse.
I fix the single sheet of paper or canvas of my drawing on the table or easel or wherever to prevent the drawing from jumping around in the time lapse video. Try to make the video smooth.
Daylight as the only lightsource can cause flickering in the timelapse video.
Overcome your unfair obstacles.We all have certain obstacles that gives us the feeling of: 'This is so unfair!.'Overcome your unfair obstacles.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
To me it's one of the most annoying feelings in the world because in general we don't really know how to deal with it. One little part of us says: 'Don't whine about it, you are just being jealous.' the other part of you tells you: 'If I didn't have this obstacle or disability I would rule the world!!'
So you bounce around anger, sadness, hopelessness and envy.
If you were just sad about something or simply angry it would be a lot easier to deal with, you cry or you just vent a bit towards a friend.
But how to deal with he feeling of unfairness?
There are many things that can form this unfair obstacle for you.
Physical obstacles such as: MS, Lyme disease, Arthritis, Color blindness, missing fingers?
Mental obstacles such as: Depression, being a procrastinator (yes I'm naming it because it's a mental blockade that keeps y
Hand-paint texturing tutorialsHey guys, I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures, that's why I want to keep this tutorials list up as a default.Hand-paint texturing tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Epic Bible for cg-artists for FREE (no kidding), there is a few tutorials about hand-paint textures:
Two videos with hand-painted female face:
Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:
My Demon Chaser tutorials e-book:
Art advicesHi guys,Art advices1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just writing this journal to share Joe Madureira's art advices which I came across today, and found very useful.
Yeah he was the one who gave out these advices, not me, but I've been asked about this a lot, and he just spoke my opinions in a very well worded way, so I think I'd better share with you. :"D
It's very long, but it will definitely help if you guys want/need REAL advices. So, ejoy the reading! :"D
Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=638969436116482&id=157043750975722
And Vietnamese version for Vietnamese: http://tumblr.lemd.co/post/58706124099/joe-madureira
Anyway if you still want a more straightforward way of speaking, and more opinions from me, you can check out my F.A.Q. journal. I linked a journal to an interview of mine there, in the Sharing section. ^_^
Hope these will help you guys, cheers! ^^
*rolls to bed*
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.Digital Art vs Traditional Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
Magic Knight contest - Winners!For contest's info, deadlines, and prizesMagic Knight contest - Winners!2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Please kindly visit the previous journal:
Firstly, we want to say thank you to every contestants for your cooperation with us in the last 2nd round of the contest.
You all did a wonderful job, which is admirable.
However, there are only 5 top winners.
We did a lot among entries to choose the winners.
The judging factors are:
Level of details - Skills - Creativeness - Diversity between each level of the card - Enthusiasm - Efforts - and Cooperation.
Many factors right? You can see that it caused us headaches.
Luckily the voting gave us a result.
Now, not to waste your time. Let's see who the winners are.
♚♚♚ FIRST PLACE ♚♚♚
Your card will be used in our game.
500$ via Paypal
1272 DA points
In game items: 1 Premium card pack and other supplement item
Break-Down 'n Samples for Displaying Images on DA! This is an EXTENSION of my Flash Guide~!Break-Down 'n Samples for Displaying Images on DA!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to move the written info to this journal so that I could offer an easier visual display to keep things apart. This is done so that you can copy-paste the code to make use of it instead of having to write it all one letter at a time. Of course you still can do that if you prefer, but if you're like me, the easiest option is always the best one~!
Hover your mouse over the purple-like-buttons to see the code in action!
**In case you can't play Flashes on your computer, here is a still picture to show you how to get the thumb code!**
Facts about the Thumb Code ::
The thumb code works great when the image is 150pixels or smaller.When the image is larger than 150 pixels it is better to ADD the word BIG into the code after the : and before t
Tips: How to make thy comment meaningfulTips: How to make thy comment meaningful10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Making one's comment meaningful and making it count has many benefits, especially in the art world.
Single words praise really does hold little weight, and just not making any comment also don't earn anyone anything, so bringing it up another level is good for both the artist, and the appreciator.
1. It starts conversations, and make friends: When you comment on people's work around, not limited to the artists you admire but also artists you can buddy with on different levels, you will find yourself rich with many art friends to discuss your own work and joy with. You will also find this skill useful when you make it into the professional world where you would be making comments to make connections.
2. Gets comments for your own work: when you give people meaningful comments that rewards them, you can ask for feedback for your own work easier, because you have invested in their work first. If you cold-call it's harder t
The emotional shield that prevents hurt.Being an artist = Being sensitive.The emotional shield that prevents hurt.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
We all know it. Making something and then showing it out there makes you very vulnerable, emotionally.
What if people think it's shit? What if they think it's weird... what will they think? Will that reflect on how they think of me as a person?
I know what some of you are thinking right now... 'You should care less about what people think of you or you art.'
In a sense you are right.. than again, you SHOULD care what people think of you and your art! They are your market and potential clients.
It's easier when you're already doing your dream job and couldn't care less for other potential directions... but most of us will always stay interested in new opportunities.
They= Everyone who see your personality and/or artwork.
Being an artist = Being lonely.
Artists of a certain type tent to stick together. Industry veterans seems to ignore the public eye and the internet fully. Some artists in the making clut
Point Commissions! [Open]Hello~Point Commissions! [Open]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are my conditions for a chibi commission! ^^/
Please note me or comment in here, if you want a Point Commision, and tell me what would you like.
After I confirm you, send me the points. I won't start your commission if you don't pay.
I will do OCs, Girls, Boys, cute things, fanart. ^^
I won't do animals, mechas, furry, complicated males or something with mature content. Sorry!>.<
I won't work based on written descriptions. You should better add some specific images of what you want, or else I might decline it.
I will take my time finishing your commission, depending of how much compli
Timing fucking matters.Time does a lot of things, it makes you older, it gets you to places, it never stops going forward. However you control when and how you use it!Timing fucking matters.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone makes choices on a daily bases, most of them are actually done with your auto-pilot function out of habit.
Most people usually sit in the same spot on the couch, chooses what to wear based on previously made combinations and so on, unless they consciously become aware of their action and might decide it's time for a change. It can be a small thing that makes people aware of their options
You can count that pretty much every person out there works like this and YOU often depend on THEIR choices.
My point of this journal is saying: Use this in your advantage!
Time can be compared to a diet. Eating to much bad stuff will make you unhealthy and feel bad, while eating healthy things will keep you going and feel good. So time can either make you feel stuck in one place, maybe even going backwards (ageing already does that for you) or
Teach your clients to commission an IllustrationA great question we get from readers who enjoyed our past post regarding, The Ten Questions you should ask before you Say "Yes" to illustrating someone's children's book is, "What resource can we direct them to if they aren't sure how to answer some of the ten questions?".Teach your clients to commission an Illustration2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Luckily we found an AMAZING free resource that you can direct them to. Randy Gallegos is dropping in to share this great resource that will inform any potential client of the information they need to come up with a price, understand what rights to ask for, and explains many aspects of the publishing and art creation process and how to approach an artist correctly.
So please download the
A Little Artist Talk: Popularity, what is it?Lately these days,(what am I saying everyday and every year) there's always a new person that comes about here or any place in the world trying to get noticed or "popular". Then whenever a person becomes popular, those people are either talked about in a shameful manner or get inspired. And that will happen everyday to a person who is out there.A Little Artist Talk: Popularity, what is it?2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I also see many people trying to become popular always asking:
"Why can't I do anything right?!"
"How do I become Popular?" "Why can't I be popular?" "How did he/she become popular? What did they do?"
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
~Vivi's Paypal/Point Commissions~ [CLOSED]~Vivi's Paypal/Point Commissions~ [CLOSED]8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CLOSED DUE TO OVERLOAD. PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY SENT THEIR NOTES ARE NOT AFFECTED! ^-^
Hello and welcome to my commissions!~
I hope chu enjoy browsing! :iconyutasmileplz:
Please consider reading my guidelines here please :iconinubishieplz: Thank chuuuu~
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ADDITIONAL CHARACTER MEANS 'IN THE SAME PICTURE'. IF YOU WANT TWO SEPARATE CHARACTERS, DOUBLE THE BASE PRICE ^-^
Tavros x Troll!Reader: Adventure! (Part 1)===> BE YOURSELFTavros x Troll!Reader: Adventure! (Part 1)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
You are yourself. You enjoy ADVENTURING and do so every chance you get! There's always something to be discovered. Sometimes, your good friend even joins you! But Nepeta is visiting with Equius today, so you decided to get out of your hive and go adventuring. You never liked being in your hive for too long and you never knew why, either.
But right now, you're making your way through a field of grass. The moons are glowing softly in the sky above you and the stars are twinkling in that enchanting way of theirs. It makes you feel at home. You take a deep breath in, the crisp air refreshing you and adding an extra bounce to your step. You have a bright smile on your face as you continue onwards, until you notice something in the distance.
You squint a bit as you try to make it out... and you realize, it's a hive! Oooh, you can make a new friend! You're in the countryside, where the lowbloods live. It's not exceptionally far from your hive, actually. You haven't bee