Simple drawing tips.I have been asked a lot of times If I could make a drawing tutorial, and to be honest I do not really feel I am at that level yet, and there is allready so many out there.Simple drawing tips.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But some simple pointers I can certainly do.
So here we go, 10 simple and effective tips, general and spesific.
1. Draw a LOT: Sure, techniques help, tutorials are awesome and books is teh shit, but in the end there are no shortcuts, if you do not draw a lot you have nobody but yourself to blame if you feel you are progressing slowly.
Bring your scetchbook ( get one! ) with you wherever you go, draw anything and everything, and doodle if you are on the phone, just basicly draw a lot and build up that mental library, it will only do you good.
2. Shade with the form: For instance an upper/lower arm is cylindrical, if you shade right across it tends to make it look flat even after blending ontop, if you curve your shading along it creates a greater illusion
'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - PreperationOK So the results are in and it looks very clear that the chosen reference for us all to draw will be.....Ewan Mcgregor'DRAW-A-LONG' (With Me) - Part 3 - Preperation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I could not have predicted the result, but it seems from the feedback that it was his beard that won the vote, and people found this a more interesting reference than the rest. I am cool with this as I chose all 4 options comfortable with having to draw any of them.
So almost down to business, but firstly I wanted to describe the stages of preparing the drawing and paper we will use to draw our chosen reference.
1. Cropping - Before drawing you need to decide if you are going to tackle the full reference or just part of it - some of this will be dictated to you by the reference itself, some of it will depend on how confident or comfortable you are with certain aspects of the reference. For example, if you hate drawing hair (I do !) then you may decide to cut that part out of the reference. If you look at this picture of Ewan, I would say that
Watchers (Permanent) Feature :)Like many others, I have in the past featured the work of those who choose to watch me as a thank you. Today marked the number of watchers I have going past 2000 and I worked out that if I celebrate 10 watchers work per week it would take me 4 Years to say thank you to each one, and saying thank you every 4 years is not really good enoughWatchers (Permanent) Feature :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I said to myself, Why not open a group up that is completely dedicated to those lovely bunch of people who watch me? I can then have a permanent place to showcase their work and to say thank you every second, minute and hour of each day
However, I was worried that some people may think it is a bit arrogant or maybe just a way of getting more 'watchers' - overcome with the need to make sure I am not upsetting anybody - I thought I would have a poll, and let you decide!
So just to confirm the idea....
This would be a group set up to display the work of just the people who watch me, no restrictions (within DA guidelines) on the type
Celebrating Diversity #36The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to share deviations outside of our area of comfort and explore art we usually don't see. So today, I decided to venture into the Stock Photography gallery and you know what I discovered? That there are some stock photographs, which by nature are intended for other artists to use, as reference or for derivative works, etc. that are truly masterpieces just by themselves!Celebrating Diversity #361 year ago in Art Features More Like This
unretouched photo by ktryon Doll13 by 13-Melissa-Salvatore
The Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
Super breaking news!Dear everybody!Super breaking news!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is probably the most important journal entry I've published here so far.
First of all, thank you for your feedback in these last few days and your submissions to the summer challenge.
Second:let us all welcome our new contributor, AnnaKirsten aboard! Welcome in our ranks, I hope you'll enjoy working with us
Third! NEW RULES. After asking you, we decided to introduce MILD quality filtering. This will be strictly objective. Our personal taste wont't dominate. The guidelines are easy to remember: only fractals with at least 3-4 varied properties will be accepted. So no basic gradient + mandelbrot zoom, or changed gradient + 3 branched newton will get into our gallery anymore.
Fourth: help and critique system. This will be fairly easy. We will have a new folder for artworks that demand critique. You will be permitted to submit there one piece per week, but quality filtering won't apply to them. We will
Hall Of Fame ( 41 - September 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 41 - September 2013 )1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Fangy monster by AlMaNeGrA nature's avatar advanced version by 1oshuart Dark Side by Venlian Listening to the Snow's Secrets by Emerald-Depths Radseri Spiritfriend by Ranarh Asian Fairy by SansaXIX Untitled by Ev-sta
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-13 What it is?! This is the last Artists of the Week installment for 11-10-13. By now you know that this feature was created to honor the righteous artwork of the many artists in the dvArt community [*see previous posts and be sure to check out the pages of each artist.] *Look over the galleries of these talented artists for the last several posts and it's easy to see the work below represents real progress.Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-131 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Drum roll please"... *And Now....Big Jumpers: Deviants who've made a giant jump forward in quality and creativity.
This Weeks Selections for the 7th category, Big Jumpers for 11-10-13, are:
Contest 07 - Three Colors ChallengeContest 07 - Three Colors Challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
:iconclapplz: Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all who entered, commented and faved the entries! We hope to see y'all for the next one!
Three Color Challenge
You guys voted on the colors, and they are: Orange, Gray, and Blue
Those are the only shades you'll be able to use in this contest, and you must use all three in any Star Wars themed picture! Read on if you're interested.
Here's some additional information and clarification - please read all
- Your picture must use all three colors.
- Shades of the colors are allowed (as in, multiple shade
Watchers Gallery Update 11th SeptemberOK - the results are in and it seems that an overwhelming number of you thought the idea of a group dedicated to my watchers was a good idea (95%+) - so with that in mind I have now set up a group (not so imaginatively) called..... watchers-feature http://watchers-feature.deviantart.com/Watchers Gallery Update 11th September1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In time I will personally invite all of my watchers to join the group - I say in time, because I cannot find a way of automating that invitation process or doing a group invitation, Which means inviting you one-by-one!!!!
In the mean time feel free to join yourselves, and I will approve your application. After that just upload as many (or as few) pieces of your past, present and future artworks for both me and all those other watchers out there - what could be simpler?
To kick off the group I am also holding a contest to design a group Icon/Avatar - first prise will be 1 years Premium Membership, and the decision will be made by a public vote Closing date for entry's will be on the
I am really spoiled today!Amazing gifts from wonderful friends Thank you so very very much!I am really spoiled today!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconkaderart: :iconbibiarts: :iconMachiavelliCro:
:iconablackwind: :iconsweedies: :icontamarar:
More art gifts from friends can be seen here
My latest Hair Stock
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I was always sick of the default windows font rendering, that's why I used GDI++ with Windows XP and GDIpp with Win7, until a few months ago GDIpp worked great, but then there where a lot of compatibility issues (Google Chrome/Firefox).
Now I found this http://www.mediafire.com/?8cnc6v7z7w4e647 on a chinese board http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=88 (yeah yeah yeah, at least with google translate I could read something )
Works awesome and you can switch language, still a pretty shitty translation, but great tools to create configs and it runs as a service.
Check it out
PS: added a screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70350/screens/201112190832.jpg
there is a new google code site available with a new installer http://code.google.com/p/mactype/
PSS: the update fixed some issues with chrome/firefox
Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay FeatureJust in time for Halloween, here are some of the most frightening yet bewitching cosplays from deviantART.Terrifying Yet Beautiful - Cosplay Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Halloween is my time by straywind
Corpse bride by Kifir
Hysteria by AnnaProvidence
Makeup: Cheshire Cat by Khdd
Dark Knight Harley Quinn by BangBangNeko
Pyramid Head I by Blasteh
Bellatrix : The Death of Dobby by LolaInProgress
Sally. by Maho-Urei
Skeleton Obscure. by equinelovex
Featuring art by Meagan-Marie, ChocolateDecadence, Blasteh, Naty2j, MonsterBrand, TraumaticCandy, Nao-Dignity, EnjiNight, AmmyWongraven, straywind, Kifir, AnnaProvidence Khdd BangBangNeko Blasteh LolaInProgress, Maho-Urei, and equinelovex.
CONTEST Notice.!!Hello Deviants.!!CONTEST Notice.!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Group Contest is to make Portraits-Drawings a SUPER group..
so, you all are welcome to participate. Please read this journal for details...
Visit http://mickeythesaviour.deviantart.com/ for the donation pool..
[Even 1 point might be helpful though It'd be better if you could participate to the contest which requires 7 donation. So you'll have a chance of winning..]
[I love deviantART!] [I love deviantART!] [I love deviantART!] [I love deviantART!] [I love deviantART!] [I love deviantART!]
First Contest is Still open for Entering.. [ read this completely before submitting.. ]
As for now we've reached 2616 [Points] on the donation pool with help of generous deviants mentioned at the bottom..
To make this happen we have to reach the required donation pool of 6000..
All the details are mentioned below..
PLEASE READ this
Devious Journal EntryDeviantART admins deleted my work "Alien X"Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They wrote that message to me:
Your deviation Alien X was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted.
Pornography? DeviantIgnorance should be the name of this website. That work is not pornography according with their rules. is not an erected penis, it's a FUCKING ALIEN.
AGAIN they are so fast for delete my works, no matter if are not against the rules, but you can find here a lot of works very hard with explicit sex against the rules but they don't delete. I know the reason is that time ago
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Video Slideshow of 2005 to 2008 paintingsa video logging some works from 2005 to 2008, along with a little ditty I wrote on my computer.Video Slideshow of 2005 to 2008 paintings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
News by LeonieZurakowsky:iconleoniezurakowsky: :iconleoniezurakowsky: :iconleoniezurakowsky:News by LeonieZurakowsky6 months ago in Personal More Like This
300 Points Giveaway Winners!Alright, the winners of the 300 Points Giveaway are chosen (via random.org)300 Points Giveaway Winners!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Each winner will receive 100 Points from me.
To all those who did not win: IŽll give you a new chance, to win a good amount of points very soon.
My Watchers get the chance, to participate in a seperate Giveaway as well.
Congratulations to the winners~
Weekly photo #023 +Weekly photo #023 +10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There She Is by WishmasterAlchemist The Barrel and the Snow by alisinwonder Fairy Tale. by andokadesbois A cold, cold day. by lomatic Red Velvet Candy Cane Cupcakes by claremanson page 368 by laflaneuse A Distant Stranger by jkrab Winter shadow by lostknightkg
rose... by clochartist-photo Natalie by Hart-Worx Horseshoe bend, milky way by alierturk :thumb418922651: Stand In the Crowd. by andokadesbois Tollerdeer by Rozowynos Little Cat by MichaelNN Snellmans Workroom by m-eralp Supercellular Electricity by FramedByNature Worship by MarsiaMS The brave sea by MarioGuti Never Never Land by ElenaKalis Untitled by dammmmit Headlight bokeh by dammmmit ALL is Well by Oer-Wout cold clouds by vally5 MIST by M0THart Salticus scenicus. by irassMakroFotografie Turn the page by BlueColoursOfNature Melancholic by Riderofthewind95 Between Beauty by AbandonedZone Cold Veins. by dragonfly-oli Vine road in fog by Febo-theRealOne favourites by Rona-Keller Valley by ldinami7e Foret4 by hubert61 Underwater by OtvaliChudovische Hornet. by irassMakroFotografie Dreamy by xOronar D375 by miobi P or P II by LarsVanDeGoor 2013-104 Tinuviel by W0LLE Family portrait by Tiefenschaerfe
A while ago I started something n
OC contest | CLOSED!Hi guys.OC contest | CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am holding an other contest now~
Your task is to draw one or more of this OCs: http://sta.sh/2jg9xnhz0dk
See the countdown here: http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20130520T08&p0=2962&msg=Contest+ends+in !
But first off...here is what you can get out of it.
75 , feature, llama, fully shaded CG portrait with background Felizias
Llama, animal request lalalalalaImaAnimal
50 , feature, llama, 50x50 pixelish Felizias
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Feature 38 + Badass manips + Accepted DDs 2013 Feature 38Feature 38 + Badass manips + Accepted DDs 201310 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Mirror by Bojan1558Shared Sadness by EstherPuche-ArtTorment by J-u-d-a-s... by absumaniac
T H E C R O W by shiny-shadows-ArtCome to Me... by Dani-OwergoorThe Last Queen by neverdying
Reaper House retouch by fednanStruggle In Exile by Teddy-CubeDISGRACE by DrWinter
The Threads of Life by kimsolGuerreira by Rafaelll90Wild nature by Chr-Steam
On the Run by crilleb50Vincente Spenozzo by AjonesAUntitled by razoomanet
Eat Me! by Cyril-HelnweinSpirit Spells Reborn by TeodorLazarev