A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
Anipanhttp://www.indiegogo.com/anipanAnipan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As described from the site:
Anipan is a community that puts the emphasis back on displaying your artwork beautifully.
What caught my attention was the mix of oekaki, art posting, and more online interaction.
Check it out~
Taken from: http://fav.me/d4yag2y
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with References1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
Timeless Love Contest+Okay so I've decided to host a new contest!!Timeless Love Contest+1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since its getting close to Valentines Day, I decided to create a contest that would have the essence of the beloved contest~
Looking for judges and prizes contributors!!! <3
Love!! Lots of love! Couples doing what couples do!!
Draw Selly-chan and Rwaro-kun together, being all cutesy together!~
-Please do not trace images or steal images~
-Bases are allowed, only if you credit the base creators and the entry shows that you did try and modify the base to be different from the original
-Try to keep your entries pg-13 please~
-This is a obvious one, but both characters must be in the image!! XD
-The OCs should be drawn in human form. Please no ponies, sonic style, furies, etc.
-You may enter as many times as you like, however, you can only win once!!
-Please draw them in their outfits shown in the references~
-Please try and respect Selly-chan and Rwaro-kun, they
FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]Check out the winners here!FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconcheerplz: You guys voted, and the winner for this month's activity is a themed contest. It is a little late, so we're extending it a small bit. More info on that in a minute!
This contest's theme is WHITE DAY.
"In Japan, Valentine's Day is typically observed by girls and women presenting chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to boys or men, as an expression of love, courtesy, or social obligation. Handmade chocolate is usually preferred by the recipient because of the perception of sincerity, effort, and emotion put into a home-made confection.
On White Day, the reverse happens: men who received a ‘honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, chocolate of love)’ or ‘giri-choco (義理チョコ?, courtesy chocolate)’ on Valentine's D
Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
Tools of the Trade: Choosing StockWhat to Look ForTools of the Trade: Choosing Stock10 months ago in Personal More Like This
When it comes to stock images there is no better time to be picky. With both free and purchased stock, be discerning. Once you start being picky about what stock you use, and even better when you start using premium stock, you will notice your quality of work will increase a significant amount. Better ingredients means better results.
You want a crisp clear image with a very very low amount of noise, no motion blur caused by a shaky camera, and completely no artificial effects and edits. Noise is the most common issue, but also the easiest to deal with (to an extent) as long as the image is a good size. Which brings us to our next quality to look for.
The bigger the better. The bigger it is the easier it is to add details, fix defects, and overall just a million times easier to work with. In fact, unless you are a 100% web only hobbyist low resolution images are basically unusable. There is nothing
Tip of the day! (Sorry it isn't everyday!) HEY! Sorry we do not post a tip everyday, we can not think of more tips, we need your help contributors! . Any tip at all! If you have something that might help, note us! You never know, it could help more than one person! A lot of people came here and were invited to be open to learning more about making manipulations. Maybe they just started..Tip of the day! (Sorry it isn't everyday!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAYS!! Here is the tip from :iconjezzy-art: So be sure to thank her!
Hey, I thought I would contribute to this segment. I feel one thing that people struggle with (if they try it) is cutting out and blending fire into their manipulations, so I thought I would tell people the best way I do that.
It's actually really simple for those who have Photoshop and requires no extracting from another image.
First thing to do is find a fire stock image with a relatively black background (that shouldn't be hard to do). Open it up in Photoshop and go to Window>Channels. In Channels, hide RGB, Green, and Blue by clicking the
Emoticon by Me (IS ~Infinite Stratos~)Well, I just separate itEmoticon by Me (IS ~Infinite Stratos~)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy it....
IS ~Infinite Stratos~ © Izuru Yumizuru
Shinonono Houki Emoticon
Huang Linyin (Fan Rin) Emoticon
Ah... no... nothing... :iconrinnoprobisplz:
Charlotte Dunois Emoticon
There are makes you happy??? :iconcharblingisplz:
Laura Bodewig Emoticon
Hit by book :iconhitbybookisplz:
Kiss you... :iconkissisplz:
And, for the future, I plan to add more emoticons...
So, wait it...
And, please, donate some for further development ...
See you next time...
RIP Ray Harryhausen.http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55012302/ray-harryhausen-diesRIP Ray Harryhausen.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your creations scared the living sh*t out of me as a kid.
Loved you for it!
List of unrestricted stock By francescamwA big thanks to :iconfrancescamw: for providing this list to the group directly from her journal. MAKE SURE TO FAV THIS!List of unrestricted stock By francescamw11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly inspired by other lists and journals around DA. It's not comprehensive-I am being a little picky about what I include. I try not to include providers who put theme restrictions on their unrestricted stocks, but some of these say "no hate or violence." I have run across a few who say "nothing immoral." But that's very subjective (I think an image of two women kissing is normal, but it's no doubt someone else's porn or immorality) and, well, restrictive.
I'll try to keep this up-to-date. I am on the lookout for more accounts to put in the "Completely Unrestricted" column. That means not one single restriction--even credit and notification, let alone commercial or thematic restrictions. So if you know of any I don't have listed, let me know.
Darkest Resources--Dark Art In PhotomanipulationsDarkest Resources--Dark Art In Photomanipulations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I put together this blog for the current "Dark Photomanipulations" week at projecteducate. I thought I'd share the same feature with you as well.
FYI: There is going to be a Dark Photomanipulation Chat Event happening this Friday, March 14th, in the Chat Room at CRPhotomanipulation. Come prepared to create a dark manip with your own stock. You'll be able to give and receive advice as you create your deviation. And there's more! We're going to have some fun, so don't forget to join us, 4:00 Eastern Standard Time.
It goes without saying, without appropriate stock photos, and other resources, digital photomanipulation as we know today would not exist.
I want to share with you some favorites from a texture deviant, and model stock from five providers. Yes, I know that Dark art does not have to be black;
I like black, and no further explanation is needed.
Pixel Challenge week 14Hello and welcome to week 14! Our week 13 is closed, thanks for participating!Pixel Challenge week 141 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Info about week 13: Pixel Challenge week 13
You can choose your favorite Bath-related entry here: http://arichy.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4974827/
One most-voted deviation will get 1 month PM!
Please share some love to our past week participants:
Theme of this week: Pixel Fairy!
Do you remember when we was making Pixel Chibis? Pixel Challenge Anime and Manga Related you can look more info here
You need to think about Pixel Fairy design, make a good fairy, and then Team will choose one Fairy for Page design and for Journal Skin
Mini-contest One week and 3 days left to participate!!!Mini-contest11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let's get some creative juices flowing!
We've been pretty inactive mainly because of lack of prizes for future competitions... and we're still low on prizes but let's get something going to promote activity in the group. This mini-contest will have a really simple topic, because we want as many members to participate as possible.
This theme has probably already been used in a previous competition but it's always fun to revisit.
THE TASK IS SIMPLE: All you have to do is draw or write a scene that includes at least one canon Transformer and one canon character from another fandom. For example, you can draw Megatron and Loki from the Marvel Universe together, or write about Sideswipe and Sunstreaker pulling a prank with Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Be creative!
There will be ONE winner in the ART category and ONE winner in the LITERATURE c
Welcome to Dark Photomanipulation Week on PE!stock from 123rf.comWelcome to Dark Photomanipulation Week on PE!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to Dark Photomanipulation Week here at Project Educate! Thank you for having us as your guests this week. We will be featuring photomanipulations and some mixed media from the Dark category and related categories, such as Horror & Macabre. We will be featuring everything from fantasy-dark to bloody-dark. So, we are, for now, defining "dark" rather broadly.
First, we want to acknowledge our project team, without whom this week would not be possible: AbbeyMarie, diphylla, LadyEvilArts, mippieArt, Nolamom3507, thefantasim
Here is our schedule for this week:
Monday AM: Opening Blog and Feature (Aeirmid & Emerald-Depths)
Monday PM: Community Voices: The difference between "Dark" & "Horror/Macabre" (thefantasim)
Tuesday AM: Dark Stock (thefantasim, mippieArt, Nolamom3507)
Tuesday PM: Tips for c
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
The Unseen Stock - MayThe Unseen Stock - May10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Victorian Lady 17 by MajesticStock
Axe Man 16 by Null-Entity Mopp (4) by anyman82 STOCK ~ Lantern Walk by SoniaJosie Stock 298 by Agnes-z-Garbledville Fae by Nick 2013-09-22 21 by skydancer-stock
Babies in History Exclusives 24 - 400 Points by mizzd-stock Dauntless - Action Heroine stock 20 by Mirish Jade Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristine
Forest Stock 17 by i-mi
Lake meets sky #19 by flycruisa
Snow Pine by LittleEbonyWolf Waterfall 2 in Sri Lanka by SecretDarTiste
Fire Stock 26/07/12-11 by spirit-fire-stock RockStocks300S04487 by RockStocks
Natur 28 by Flare-Star
Scrubland 2 by fuguestock Desert Mountain 3 by firenze-design
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
Up, Up, and Away: Superhero CosplayThey might not have powers, but these superheroes look ready to save us all. Here are some of the best superhero cosplays from around deviantART!Up, Up, and Away: Superhero Cosplay1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Black Widow by BlackMageAlodia
Tony Stark 01 by xxTonyStarkxx
The Huntress by Neferet-Cosplay
robin commission by ohjimmyboy
Barbara Gordon - Batgirl IV by Knightess-Rouge
Gwyn, The Lord of CinderI've fought many a beast in LordranGwyn, The Lord of Cinder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From legions of the undead to fabled dragons
Manmade creations and supernatural forces.
My blade stained with the blood of these beasts.
I've met few and far men and women
interesting people to say the least
Some offered help and support
Whereas others fell to insanity and darkness
Their lives ended, their souls freed by my own sword.
I've struggled to stay alive and defeat the great leaders of Lordran.
Gravelord Nito, lord of the dead and disease.
Seath the Scaleless, a dragon driven to insanity.
The Bed of Chaos, a creation of the Witch of Izalith.
The Four Kings of the now fallen New Londo, who inhabit the abyss.
Their souls placed within the Lordvessel
The door to the Kiln of the First Flame has opened.
A bright white light surrounds the stairs leading into the Kiln.
Many apparations of the knights once loyal to Gwyn pass me by.
A few remain in the Kiln, fighting to their last breath to defend their Lord.
As I stepped through the fog gate
I was o
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 111:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 111:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 1118 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
The Food brothers by cha4osOn A Stroll by FaithWalkers
Vance's storyYea I made a short background story of my OC VanceVance's story4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to CookieZoela, she fixed my awful grammar ;u;
Even at the age of 9 Vance didn't really have an interest in becoming a Pokémon trainer as a matter of fact he didn't even quite like Pokémon as he only cared about playing outside like a typical kid.
One day though Vance asked his dad if he wanted to have a trip, just him, his mom and his dad without bringing their Pokémon with them because he thought that his dad, being a Pokémon ranger and his mom a Pokémon breeder, spent too much of their time with them instead of being with him.
Vance did have a point though for his dad owned a very loyal young treecko, and it refused leave his dad's side, that alone showed how his dad put too much of his passion and interest in his Pokémon. They even had a hard time leaving his father's treecko behind but eventually his dad managed to ask treecko to patiently wait for him as they would only be gone just f
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt0110 months ago in Art Features More Like This
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
old, by Old-York Silence by PhotoYoung
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Wild is the Wind by CameraDude
Shivers by ennil
my body and mind by NikolasBrummer
Empyrean: The Monarch Sleeps by DmajicPhotography
all three of us. by gloeckchen one moon. by M0THart
please visit my gallery: http://esztervaly.deviantart.com/gallery/ th