A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries MonthGallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 210 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.
Two-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.
An artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.
The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
Project Educate: About TypefacesProject Educate: About TypefacesProject Educate: About Typefaces3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I would like to introduce the world of Typeface Classification. Since the beginning of Typeface Design, there have evolved many different types of fonts, which can be sorted according to certain rules. I want to give you a short breakdown of the most famous categories and introduce some terminology as well.
The most wide spread system is the Vox-ATypI classification. This system was started in 1957 and finalised under this name in 1967. It is probably not a perfect system, as it was out for ciriticism quite a lot. Especially for people that are not very familiar with the terminology or history of Typefaces, this system proves to be hard to understand and confusing.
A second is the Thibaudeau classif
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 9 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 94 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
Texture9 by anettfrozen
Yellow House Path 2 by Avahlon-Stock background stock17 by Sophie-Y :thumb260759332: Victorian Mansion 2 by DamselStock BG Versailles by Eirian-stock Beech grove - Buchenwald 3 by Nexu4 Stone Window side by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Austria Stock 67 by Malleni-Stock Weird rocks 3 by CAStock Sampan by aremerose Into the Labyrinth STOCK 5 by MirandaRose-Stock Into the Labyrinth STOCK 2 by MirandaRose-Stock Stock.06 by favouritevampire :thumb262265336: Mont Saint-Michel V - Exclusive HDR by somadjinn :thumb26219117
Tutorial Showcase #2DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. We first started with this series in TutorialsForYou but we decided that you might want to see some tutorials as well. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This web interface tutorial is about how to create a sleek portfolio layout. It is very well designe
Why credit and notify?Hi all,Why credit and notify?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's your friendly neighborhood Photomanipulation and Stock & Resources CVs here, eager to tell you about a problem that has become increasingly common not only in the photomanipulation community, but also in other communities throughout dA. The problem is that people are neglecting to credit AND notify stock providers that they have used their materials.
What is the overall rule and guidance about crediting your stock?
If you want to use other people's resources (including but not limited to stock photographs, brushes, and presets), dA requires that you exactly follow the rules of usage that those individuals lay out in their license or stock rules. That invariably means that you must CREDIT them with a link to their homepage at least, and NOTIFY the providers by sending them a link to your deviation, preferrably by note. Some providers require a direct link to the exact image or resource t
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on.
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really stunn
Looking for stock groups to join or watch ?A selection of stock and resources groups for youLooking for stock groups to join or watch ?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't guarantee that all are still active but I tried to find active groups.
Please respect their individual rules if you submit your resources
Groups focused on general resources:
Founder: was handed over to Malleni-Stock
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 Freelancing3 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
Commissions WidgetSome of you may aware of the newest released feature by deviantART- that very long awaited widget/module/space for commission on your personal page.Commissions Widget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my thought about it, no, actually a serious concern where I posted there- please read it first: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/347788178/2897698997
To add more: in my opinion I am quite disappointed with that new commission module which have quite childlish feeling (devART, IMHO, represents art as entertaiment which is pushing far away from art as a serious profession in our real world /where in effect many people don't take us, full time working artists seriously etc./ besides of Portfolio release where they did a good job. But when money is involved...) and that's pretty much fast-food commission for quick take and out (points, quick modul and price limit).
That addition of the price limit (which is very low) which may suggest to many young people about fixed general idea of price with art into mentality (art has
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
RoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and FaeRoF Feature: Amongst the Elves and Fae2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Hunting partyby KJKallio
small shamanby aneteya
Magical Forest Elfby asuka111
Elf childby sakimichan
Inspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?Found here at the Mary SueInspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The mummified remains of "Princess" Ukok, as the scientists named her, was discovered nearly twenty years ago in the Altai mountain range in East-Central Asia. Kept for all that time in Novosibirsk, Russia, it was not until very recently that she's been revealed to the rest of us. But among the general wonder and fascination that always comes with finding mummified and ancient bodies, Princess Ukok has another: She's covered in remarkably preserved, completely badass tattoos.
People have been tattooing themselves and each other for almost as long as humanity has existed; it just seems embedded in human nature to adorn our bodies in one way or another, whether through cheap drugstore eyeshadow or ancient ritual inking.
Princess Ukok and her warriors are believed to be members of the Pazyryk nomads who existed as early as the 5th century BC when they were
Stock and Resources DDs- December 2012:iconelandria:Stock and Resources DDs- December 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Stock and Resource DDs given by Elandria
calm by LucieG-StockIce by SusieStock
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysSuper Hero - 03 by Nemesis-19How to draw a realistic eye by StephanieVALENTIN
Wands - tutorial by majannNude Window Stock 19 by DollyPrincessGolden storm by decoybg
Santa 3 by MLeighSNantan by WinceyCrying In The Rain Walkthrough by CobraVenom
Bokeh brush set by vadimfrolov:thumb197681662:III. Skull Stock | 3/4 View by NaamahVonhell
:thumb340576060:Traditional Colouring Tutorial by GreyRadian
Stock and Resource DDs given by PirateLotus-Stock
Connor's armlet pattern by Cherry-ChainAbbye HDR 3 by Wess4uPortrait Stock 24 by chamberstock
Sparkle Template or Reference by mereleiSiberian Tiger 08 by animalphotosUrarii 56 by Tasastock
Common Misconceptions: Crediting + CopyrightsHello everyone! In this “Common Misconceptions” blog we’ll be discussing “crediting” and basic copyright issues that have been circling around our community! As always, if you have any issues after reading this (or have any other points to add/knowledge to share)Common Misconceptions: Crediting + Copyrights2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I can upload images I like that I found from around the internet
Absolutely not. This is DeviantART, the images you upload should either have been made by you, or you have permission to upload them. It’s also expressly against dA’s terms of service. If this is something you do, I warn you to stop. This is an offense that can result in being suspended or banned from deviantART. Furthermore, this is theft pure and simple. Don’t take anything that doesn’t belong to you. You wouldn’t want someone taking your hard work and using it without permission, so don’t put another artist in
PE: Tolerance Towards Daily DeviationsIf you're like me, one of the first things you do every morning is turn on the computer to check the DDs for the day, if you make this a habit sooner or later you'll see something featured that you won't like at all, making you spill your morning coffee all over the screen.PE: Tolerance Towards Daily Deviations3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Oh the crime! That poor coffee going to waste.
Before you hit the Caps Lock button and begin an essay about the drop of quality of DDs, stop. Take a deep breath, maybe walk around for a bit to cool down, and think about what you're going to do. To begin with, complaining about the DD leaving a comment is extremely disrespectful for the artist because most of the time, they didn't even ask to be featured. Instead, take a moment to consider why was it picked, DDs are chosen for far more than just being visually attractive, as the article Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend explained; we often look f
Texture Your World WinnersTraditional Texture WinnerTexture Your World Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3 Free Big Painted Textures by Docali
Traditional Runner Up
Colorful Life Texture Pack by jesterry
Traditional Special Mentions
Photographic Texture Winner
Liquidity Triptych by EveLivesey
Photographic Texture Runner Up
My Textured World by BKennedy-Photography
Photographic Texture Special Mentions
Digital Texture Winner
1-2-3 Textures by kuschelirmel-stock
Digital Texture Runner Up
The unseen stock - MarchA bit early this time, I know^^The unseen stock - March2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please check them out!
Jedi Portrait 23 by PirateLotus-StockGoddess 2 by Fluffybunny29stockMercenary Princess by EmeraldVenom-StockGrecian 02 by Thy-Darkest-Hour
FGM Female Stock 04 by FairieGoodMotherGypsy Girl 4 by MickBarberPortrait by Sinned-angel-stockFairy Stock III by Jumeria-NoxSnow White stock 7 by EvilHateYouAllStock
Forest Dance 15 by PirateLotus-StockCompassionate by WhimseystockSoldier21 by Outlanderbookonenymphs_stock 3 by KaterinaRaedsnow dance by SeleneTiedman
:thumb354970010:the window by Nataly-StockWhite Lace by Whimseystock 011 by 13-Melissa-SalvatoreBlack Lace 4 by Fluffybunny29stock
C5 by ktryongothic doll32 by Amlieleyeball stretch by crushedheadsEsmeralda Stock by NaomiFanPoised by LithienNenrov
BACKGROUND - NATURE
Winter 7 by bukashkaSnow and Cedar by systmdamage
Walking a distance by Arctic-StockCannon Beach Seastack Stock by little-spacey
:thumb354924939:Rocky Ledge Two by Soda-Bear-StockDenmark 02 by Meggane
:thumb354627670:Winter wonderland. by snow-89Tracks In The Snow by Walking-Tall
Winter Scenes - Snowy Road by Qrinta-StockSea stock 1 by Muse-of-StockClouds by black-cat16-stock
:thumb354626784:Christmas Tree Hunt 08 by SimplyBackgroundsStump01 by ktryonBoulder Stock by Cassy-Blue:thumb358187718:
BACKGROUND - ARCHITECTURAL
:thumb356886874:Stone Bridge 2 by Vesperity-Stock
Unused SenshiStock: PART 2You guys had a lot of fun with the last batch of "unused" stock, let's see what gems we can find in this one!Unused SenshiStock: PART 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Coat 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 2 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 3 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 1 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 3 by SenshiStockSailor Time 1 by SenshiStockSailor Time 2 by SenshiStockSailor Time 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 106 by SenshiStockItchy Foot Pose by SenshiStockSailor Track 1 by SenshiStockSailor Sword 15 by SenshiStockSailor Back 12 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 5 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 6 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 2 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 3 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 4 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 1 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 2 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 3 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 5 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 2 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 3 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 2 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 5 by SenshiStockSailor Sandbox 1 by SenshiStockSailor Shower 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 1 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 3 by SenshiStockSailor Purse 5 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 1 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 3 by SenshiStockSailor Cellphone 2 by SenshiStockSailor Mercury 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 126 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 29 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 2 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 5 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 7 by SenshiStock
Notes: Some of this stock may have actually
Seven Deadly Sins Contest TweetSeven Deadly Sins Contest4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
Rules & Judging
It's your chance to sell your favorite deadly sin.
Does that scrumptious cupcake tempt you to gluttony? Maybe road rage on the freeway brings out your wrath? The deviantART #StockProject and Fotolia are challenging you to choose a side and either entice the city into further temptation or inspire them to stand fast against their inner vices.
Using stock from #StockProject create a billboard to advertise or warn people against your favorite sin.
Seven sinful or angelic deviants will have their artwork displayed around the city. There will be one winner per sin and
Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.Hi people!Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today it is a short journal without photos, sorry.
I would like to give you one important advice, so I hope it can be still useful
I see many people try to sell prints here. And they are often sad they have not sold anything yet.
But at the same time I see they do the same mistake. So:
HOW PEOPLE TRY TO SELL THEIR WORK AS A PRINT?
1. you took a photo (drew a picture). It is nice, so you want to post it as a deviation.
2. you edit it. Making it sharper, more colourful, adding contrast, CHANGING a size to some 850x600px, for example.
3. you post it as a deviation.
4. you look at your deviation and think "hm, it looks pretty cool! Maybe somebody can buy it. I will allow it as a print."
5. you click at "submit as a print" and in "print submission" option you just scroll down and click at "SUBMIT AS A PRINT".
6. now deviation in your gallery has that cool "buy this print" green button and you are excited about somebody buying it.
7. you are disappointed that nobody bought it.
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)So, the contest is over and last night I got a handful of last entries that managed to hit the "30 entries" mark - which means all three price packs are unlocked (although I'd have given them out anyway, to be honest )Contest is over! Thank you everyone! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really impressed with the quality of your entries, naturally I had my favs along the way but now that all is said and done these favs have piled up and I have no clue how to pick only three out of all of them. I'll probably have a look at all of them again with a few friends and then announce the winning images tonight or tomorrow, so that I can give out the prices before I'm off to archery week in Hungary.
Thank you again everyone who has entered! In my opinion the contest was a great success and I'll probably host another one in summer - I hope you had as much fun painting and drawing and manipulating as I did receiving every single artwork
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph PeopleProject Educate: Permission to Photograph People3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm