Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 014 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired
high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a
futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles."
read the tutorial
"Create a haunting scene inspi
Artists Toolbox - The RoundupOnce again we've had another fantastic Artist Toolbox week - hopefully you'll agree! Thanks to all of our contributors this week we've managed to bring you articles focusing on a wide range of topics. If you'd like to get involved in the next week then read to the bottom of this article to find out how. Here's what we brought you this week:Artists Toolbox - The Roundup2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Working with References from FionaCreates
Water Based Media from Xadrea
3D Printing Basics for Beginners from PolyMune
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
Is Your Skin Too Thin?A lot of writers on this site fantasize about having a book published someday. But even if you don't, pretty much everyone still posts for an audience, even going so far as to hope for honest feedback.Is Your Skin Too Thin?3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hell, who doesn't like improving?
If you are honestly truly really, after much introspection, writing only for yourself and not particularly interested in critical feedback, I would skip this. There's no point.
Here's the thing: improving depends on having some thick skin. How do you know if you're there? Read on below.
Please imagine these comments directed at you, most likely in an email (though hopefully not the same email), about your favorite and most polished work ever, the one that you'd like to see on the front page of the New Yorker or with a prologue by Neil Gaiman or something. IDK man. Poets, fill in whatever you need here.
Your work is too long and boring.This is absurd and uninteresting.This is not funny.Not for us
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil Drawings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreedA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
Hey Warriors Fans! ProjectHowdy DeviantArt. Long time no see. Well I mean I've been here, but not seriously. Here's the lowdown with my current projects, just so you are aware of what is going on.Hey Warriors Fans! Project4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Marks is mostly on hold until further notice. I am still writing it in the background, but to you it will look like it's on hold.
- Project 13 is not on hold, but it will look like it. I'm working out script kinks and stock piling pages right now.
- That logo contest I was holding a while back didn't get very many entries, so I want to give it until the end of the summer to accumulate some more. August 31st is the new due date. You may update your entries if you already submitted during the time left if you like.
- Commissions are going along well, and should be done sometime next month.
- I have been neglecting art that I owe such as contest prizes and trades, but the list is still up, and you can check the status next to this journal. These will be worked on m
Anime North tomorrow-!ANIME NORTH IS TOMORROW~~Anime North tomorrow-!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm..... so........ scared.............???? Lol I'm nervous about how well I will do.
This is the new print line up I have for this year~
A few people asked, and yes, I will have my old Pony prints year. They are very limited though. This will probably be the last con I am selling them at, so this is your only chance to get them~
And for now, here's a few pics of my crunch time!! >u
OMGGG THIS IS SO AWESOMEE!!!!OMGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHOMGGG THIS IS SO AWESOMEE!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Journal skins are so much fun!!! TuT
I'd like to thank everybody for their patience and their constant support! :iconlove:
I'd also like to apologise for not being here as often as I'd like :iconlazepoolplz:
A MASSIVE THANK YOU (again) TO :iconapplemac12: WHO GAVE ME MY MEMBERSHIP!!
Please please please visit him and take a look through his gallery He's actually got some lovely photos!!!!!!!::iconlawooplz: I love flowers! So prettyyy!! :iconloveloveplz:
For Christine by Applemac12Ophelia by Applemac12Perfect Day by Applemac12For you Ngawang by Applemac12Bored and Old by Applemac12For you Katie by Applemac12More Wisteria Blue by Applemac12Confident by Applemac12
How to piss off telemarketers. lolBelieve it or not I learned this from my computer illustration teacher.How to piss off telemarketers. lol3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had this number calling me for two days - some telemarketer saying I'm qualified for a voucher of some sort. Well the first time I answered I hung up. They have been calling over and over and finally I got pissed off enough and tried the technique my instructor told me.
They called. I answered.... in German. XD
They hung up.
Then they called again, this time with a Mexican operator. I answered again in German (saying hello how are you) The guy asked. "Mam do you speak English." I said (No, I speak German) It was then awkward silence before he hung up.
lol, Idiots. They are even more when the first guy that called was American - thought I was speaking spanish, and called again this time with a Mexican operator.
Dumbasses. If they keep on calling - I'm just going to mess with them even more. XD I guess being forced to take German in high school did pay off.
Anyways, goin home for the holidays tomorrow! So excite
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.Why I still draw manga1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
5 ways to be more positiveDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to be more positive1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to reach the happiness, how to have and maintain the positivity in our creative lives?
It's not an easy thing to stay positive all time. Trust me, I know... so here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Get away from negative people
Stay away from those who don't believe in you, who only show up in your lifes when they need something. As mentioned in the latest journal by DamaiMikaz - some people are just pretending to be your friends in order to use you or your skills (don't let them). Be aware of those who are trustworthy and it's said that "person will become the average of their five closest friends".. so be cautious and surround yourself with like-minded people, ones who support an
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
<a href=" http://cgcookie.com/blender/get-started-with-blender/
br wytiwyg="1" /a">Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you.
A thing or two about styleYears ago, when I was still a lot younger and I still drew like this, I used to admire people that had a certain drawing style that distinguished them from other artists.A thing or two about style2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No matter how strange or extreme it looked, at least they had something unique. Something that made people instantly know it was their work. I didn't have that at the time. Throughout my youth, I've been influenced by Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, mecha anime, anime movie posters,
*PTERODACTYL SCREECH*MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS EVERBODY!!!*PTERODACTYL SCREECH*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HANUKKAH, AND KWANZAA!!!~ \(>0
Halloween Contest Info.You have until now til the stroke of midnight on Halloween to submit deviations. Plz submit deviations to the Halloween contest folder.Halloween Contest Info.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Your deviation (drawing, story, poem, cosplay, ect) must include Yuki Sohma in a Halloween costume and your favorite Fruit's Basket character.
You may use full characters or Chibis and dress them in any costume you wish.
2. Your deviation must include all of the following:
3. Your entry must include one or more of these elements:
A character representation of yourself – it won’t be as fun if you are not there!
Spider or webs
[Bullet; Purple] Haunted mansion
[Bullet; Purple] Zombie
[Bullet; Purple] Witch or wizard
[Bullet; Purple] Candy
[Bullet; Purple] Full moon
[Bullet; Purple] Blood
[Bullet; Purple] Tombstones
[Bullet; Purple] Graveyard
My Super Smash Bros Game MemeMy Super Smash Bros Game Meme1 month ago in Personal More Like This
this is something i got from this meme right here and i'd like to give credit to MathewSwiftMLP for creating this meme
here in this meme me and my friend Matthew are the 2 players for this video game
the playable characters
Eric Draven The Crow
Chucky The Killer Doll
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantArt QuestionnareHow long have you been on DeviantArt? - A little over 4 years nowDeviantArt Questionnare6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What does your username mean? - Originally, my username (fyaro2k) was a combination of my Sonic FC's name and my birthyear. Obviously, I changed it to be the name of my Sonic FC, simply because people associated that name with me.
Describe yourself in three words. - I am terrible.
Are you left or right handed? - *raises right hand*
What was your first deviation? - this... I've improved a lot
What is your favourite type of art to create? - Pixel art, sometimes traditional art
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? - PAINTING, BECAUSE I SUCK AT IT
What was your first favourite? - this... I was into the animation series, shush
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? - Either pixel or digital art
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? - hmmm... sonicstar4453... she makes pretty damn good art...
If you could meet anyone on
GUESS WHAT THIS GUY GOT BECAUSE OF A FRIENDFive Nights at Freddy's 4GUESS WHAT THIS GUY GOT BECAUSE OF A FRIEND7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to ladyziggy YEEEEEEEE
BUT I'M NOT PLAYING IT UNTIL TOMORROW
Devious Journal EntryStolen from: :iconsthong5:Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] My fingernails/toenails are almost always painted.
 During the summer pretty much the only shoes I wear are flip flops.
My favorite toy as a child were Barbies/Bratz
[/] My favorite color is pink or purple. only Purple
[x] I did Gymnastics. Pilates...
[x] I love skirt.
 Hollister is one my favorite places to shop.
 Tight jeans are the only jeans I'll wear.
[x] I love chocolate.
TOTAL SO FAR: 5
[ ] My hair is mostly always straightened. hahaha a good one...my hair is straightening resistent
[x] I usually go shopping once a week. Groceries yes
[x] I love to hang out with friends.
[ ] I have a piece of real diamond jewelry.
[ ] I've gone to a tanning salon.
[ ] I've gone to the beach to tan - not to swim
[x] I have at least 10 pairs of shoes.
[ ] I watch Gossip Girl.
[x] I change my profil