Basic Guide to File FormatsImagesBasic Guide to File Formats5 years ago in Personal More Like This
.JPG / .JPEG
Description: Format commonly used for images and photographs. Varies greatly in size and quality.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Compresses images well with some trade-off between image size and quality. No transparency support.
Description: Format which can provide lossless image support.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Has support for transparency (both palette based and lossless). Has support for lossless image saving.PNG images with alpha transparency DO NOT display properly in Internet Explorer 6.
Description: Commonly used for animations and images with a small file size or limited color information.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Uses a palette with a maximum of 256 colors. Can be used for animations. More recent versions of Win
Favorite Feature New Year Special!I would like to give out a big thanks to all of you reading this, watching me and supporting me in my work. Without you I would probably still be creating, but it wouldn't be as much fun to show it up here on DA as it is today. I love reading your clever and kind comments and I'm feeling so flattered when seeing your favs on a new work! So thank you so much for that!Favorite Feature New Year Special!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to say sorry for not being able to answer on everything lately, especially new watchers and favs after I got my first DD in Nov. I got totally overwhelmed with over one thousand messages! So if I would to answer every single message, it would take a while^^ So I say thank you here instead so that you know it means a lot to me, and I hope that you keep sticking around so that I can thank you more personally later^^,
I always try to write down goals for the new year, what I would like to accomplish, and I thought I could share some of them with you, since a lot of them is about my art.
My goals fo
How to get exposure on DeviantARTDon't have time to read right now? Fav this entry and read it later. Faving it may also show another artist this entry, and it may help them, too. (:How to get exposure on DeviantART3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, check out the one I did for groups!
Let's get started...
So, to make this unravel easily in a sensible way, I am going to approach these tips as if one was just starting here on dA. The timeline will be from opening a new account. Even if this isn't your case, look at it like we are talking about this in a Fresh Start kind of way. Some of the earlier steps may be super obvious to you guys, but bear with me!
:iconsmile--plz:Have a Gallery
No, I'm not being sarcastic! Haha. I don't just mean this in the obvious sense of "have a gallery" but fill it. Just remember that everything you post to your gallery represents you. Anything you post can be subjected to comments, critiques, and the occasional troll. Just have more than 5 pieces in your gallery, at least.
DOLLICIOUS SWEET PREORDERS | ClosedHello!!! <3DOLLICIOUS SWEET PREORDERS | Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today is the last day to preorder dollicious sweet mini book QuQ <3
I am planning to order books in printhouse this week
Also small reminder to all who didn't pay yet ;w;
I finally managed some time to make a preorders for DOLLICIOUS SWEET mini book ~!!! O: A lot of ppl asked me about it, and i promised to do it in july/august, so here it is!!!
preorders are open till 5th AUGUST
HERE ARE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK AND ORDER
Price for one copy (without shipping) is 14usd
around 45 girls (3/4 of them wasn't published). SD and fullbodies
HOW TO ORDER
send a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org titled DSBOOK
- FULL POSTAL ADDRESS (name, address)
- book amount
- other (optional)
I will reply you with your order number, and payment information
Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:Anime and Manga DD round up, July 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
Fake art by Natmorley!Hi my friends!Fake art by Natmorley!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, another Journal about :iconnatmorley:
This is not meant to start a witchhunt, immature harrassment on her profile won't help anything!
Regarding her latest Journal, I asked some questions.
I wonder if she'll answer any of them...Of course, she didn't answer them
So, what's the fuss about her?
Her drawings are fake, simply as that.
How could you tell?
She makes a scribbly drawing and overlays the original photo in PS to make the shading, hair etc. look better. (OR she prints out the photo and scribbles over it, whatsoever...)
You can always make out some "ghosty shadows" in her works, these are the remainings of the original photo that she just couldn't hide properly.
Is there any proof?
Here's a older drawing of her (which she already deleted ) where you can clearly
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
Old Sketchbooks video 4I posted a new Old Sketchbooks video today! This is part 4!Old Sketchbooks video 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check out my youtube channel for more videos for artists!
I'm Back!Wow.. It's still hard to believe I've been to Japan and back. From what I've heard, you're supposed to feel like the world is bigger but I feel like Japan is only a walk around the block, it seems so close! I wish I could show you guys the photos, but during the trip my phone ran out of space and so I had to start storing them on my friend's computer. I'll need him to send them to me before I can upload them, myself. So later on I will show you guys each significant step of the trip (if you'd like me to, that is.) It feels so weird to be back on my computer after nearly a whole month of being away..I'm Back!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It has been amazing, the only other country I've been to is Australia, and that's when I was 16 years old, traveling with my family. Japan is the furthest I've been from home so I got pretty homesick at times, the place was so beautiful though, I enjoyed my trip so much! Every part of the place felt like I'd entered a Ghibli film My friends and I visited all sorts of locations, incl
oldschool walk it off mentalityyknow then you just feel you cant draw anymore?oldschool walk it off mentality4 years ago in Personal More Like This
the muse aint really spending that quality time with you
well----WALK IT OFF YOU PANSY!!!!!!
i have thyroid problems, completely ruined disks in my spine, crapal tunnel-yes that was an intentional misspelling
and im still working on both artifacts, ravine, a crapload of covers and 3 separate videogames
so quit yer whining and get to work
NO GUTS NO GLORY!!!!!
ow.... my back....
Schoolism's misson to make affordable educationhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-affordaSchoolism's misson to make affordable education4 months ago in Personal More Like This
10 years ago, I took on a personal mission to make art education affordable to all. I started by teaching people on the subways for free. The group was called "Bobby Chiu's Toronto Subway Sketch Group." I would do this every Sunday for 5 years straight (as long as I was in town). But after travelling extensively over those years, I realized that there are too many others that don't have access to great education.
In an ideal world it shouldn't matter where we happen to be born, how much we happen to make, or what our parents do for a living. Artists should all be able to afford the top education and we should be able to do this without taking out giant loans that take years to pay off.
All that should determine our success is how hard we work at our craft
Through Schoolism's new subscription program, we intend to make this into a reality.
On Tuesday, March 24th w
Yeeeeehaw! Time for Features!Basically I just picked my favorite, recent art pieces from my friends and those who I've watched.Yeeeeehaw! Time for Features!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vanquish by TubZGN Take a look at yourself by RASIX-Designs
Hannibal by ThunderAnonymous This is where I belong by artorifreedom :thumb278646547: Road To Chocolatica by Lacza
shaman by vuzel Model Abstarct by TomSimo Lady MacBeth by Ev-sta LUST by insaneKaffeine
Pandora's Box by ianvicknair
Yall, should seriously check out their work.
Beetlejuice 2 Is On The WayBeetlejuice 2 Is On The Way7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Beetlejuice 2: The Return to Tim Burton’s Maddest Vision
Mr. and Mrs. Juice by KleeB
The shooting script has been written
Tim Burton is ready to return as director. Winona Ryder has indicated she’s ready to reprise her character. Now we only await the decision of the only actor possessing the genuine touch of madness necessary to bring the glory that is “Beetlejuice” fully to life. Michael Keaton is letting the publ
FAQ ANSWERS UPDATED 5/25/09OKAY. I thought I'd better get around to answering these, since I just KNOW you're all checking back every day, salivating for knowledge, only to be crushed by my ambivalence! LOLFAQ ANSWERS UPDATED 5/25/096 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm gonna answer these in the order I got them. This should work as a nice reference guide so that I can stop answering the same questions on an almost daily basis (YES, I WORK IN ACRYLICS!!!!!) >Ahem
WINNERS of the DRAW MY OC CONTEST!WINNERS of the DRAW MY OC CONTEST!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will contact all the donators so you may get your prizes!
I changed to the honorable mentions to 3 chosen artworks
When the winner's message me (note or comment on this journal), will I contact the donators and you'll also get your points
Colored Chibi from Me
Head Shot Line Art from Me
Head Shot from sweetvo
Cell Shaded Full Body Drawing from Zeryuo
Pixel Icon with BG and Animation from Zeryuo
Full Body D
Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday! 1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.
How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
Visit the Write a Journal Entry pag
Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at Art9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
Some positive stuffBecouse it's time to finally change that depressing journal.Some positive stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On my birthday in October I reached a really low point of my life but believe me or not, a few hours later I did something that changed that situation completely. Since then I keep getting better, I'm so much more confident and happy. I just wanted to write about it becouse I know that a few people were seriously worried.
Sorry for not being active here, I have a few illustrations in progress and hope to share them soon, but most of my current drawings is made for work so I can't post them online.
Ohh and today together with :icongoku-no-baka: we watched first 4 episodes of Noragami, I really like this anime even if Yato looks exactly like my created 14 years ago original character @_@
and I became Nendoroid addict, help me D:
DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!Click on world or follow this link. It shows you faves/llamas etc being given...DISCOVER A NEW FEATURE ON DEVIANTART!!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do you think of this new quaint and useless feature?
A tough question now. How are you going to thank prosaix for showing you this funky new thing and letting you in the zone? :iconleleleplz:
If you want more people to see this, this journal.
Yay random gifs
I Can Has All Your CharactersI Can Has All Your Characters10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I Can Has All Your Characters
This artwork was painted by Mickeyby Ry-Spirit
Was the diecast with our discovery that chocolate and peanut butter “works” – that we need never separate one good thing from another?
Can we forever postpone growing up so long as we forever reserve first position to the Anaheim Mouse in defining our responses to all new entertainm
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Gamergate controversy on WikipediaI'm gonna watch Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End again which in my opinion is the only good PotC movie. The others (especially the fourth one) were boring.Gamergate controversy on Wikipedia8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: look at this, unless you're so brainwashed you don't think being anti-GG can possibly make you a bully:
''There was no harassment''
I decided after getting involved with the comments on I am a Guy to read through the whole Wikipedia article on GamerGate and if I can, try and justify my position on it. If my opinions are based on a lie, then I need to fix that. This is just my position on things, and if that's not good enough for someone, then I can't help them.
"Never believe what is said, only what you know."
-the Sixth Doctor
In regards to Zoe Quinn, I really need to post this
7 tips for the 21 year old me7 tips for the 21 year old me11 months ago in Personal More Like This
7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make more minor adjustments trying to perfect this new style I was searching for.
I did this for weeks on end, tweaking and polishing over and over, working hard every day. But in the end, did I come up with a brand new style, something amazing that