Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
BUNGiE's Final FanserviceHey guys! As you may or may not know, BUNGiE is handing final control of the Halo servers over to 343 Industries sometime between tonight and Sunday. I'd nail down the date, but the Xbox Live computer login server is crapped out yet again, crashing the entire site.BUNGiE's Final Fanservice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAYS, in an act of supreme badassery, BUNGiE's final act in control of the Halo 3 servers has been to unlock the fabled Recon variant armor for ALL users!
This has been a public service announcement.
F.A.Q - new and improvedF.A.Q - new and improved6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
Hey guys! Up until now I've always maintained two versions of my FAQ - one here and one on my website. I've decided to stop updating this one and just refer you guys to the one on my site so that I don't have to edit both versions every time I update it!
So, for answers to frequently asked questions and tips & advice, please visit:
And of course, feel free to continue asking questions in the comments section below if they are not answered in the FAQ above!
Thanks for reading!
GratitudeGratitude3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Commission Prices and FAQsHi there! If your interested in commissioning me you will find plenty of examples and all the prices for works I do available right here! If you feel you need more reference you are welcome to check out my gallery, or send me a note and we can discuss what you wouldCommission Prices and FAQs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note on DA @ StrayaObscura
Note on FA @ WindGoddess
~ Cash/Check By Mail (at your own risk)
~ Trades (for art or things I collect)
~ I do not do anthro, feral only.
~ 50% is due up front, the rest can be do before printing. Paying in full before I start is preferred.
~ Most ratings from G to XXX accepted.
~ My style is what it is, if you wish for me to imitate
How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
Gonna leave this weekWell, time has finally come to pull my head out of the sand and get to it. Sadly for all my friends and fans, I've gotta leave DA. I'm spending far too much time on here on one hand, and I have other personal reasons aside to leave. But since so many of you like my stuff, I'm not going to close the account. I'm just not gonna be on again.Gonna leave this week3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I've been dragging my heels, and this isn't easy, but its gotta be done. So if anyone wants to give final farewells or whatnot, nows the chance!
50 point headshot commissionsso I50 point headshot commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. need points
2. need to get used to a new tablet
so I'm doing some headshots ^^. it follows the same rules as my usual commissions: http://jinsei-ki.deviantart.com/journal/commissions-re-opened-351636530
you can of look in my gallery for more recent examples, of course uwu
here's the slots
1. :iconsilverfire113: (finished)
2. :iconanarchicq: (finished)
Something new.. not likely.At the end of the month I'll be removing my swords from that showcase what they let me to use in local library and I have decided to put all my stock swords into long term storage, as I need the space and I don't want to just move swords from one point to another and back again when they are in our way.Something new.. not likely.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm putting almost every sword into storage and yes, planning to make more of them. I'll tell about that later on. New Elucidator is basicly sold and Kurikara is still reserved for the DA user who commissioned it, BUT if she isn't getting the money together by 31.5.2013, I will sell it for anyone who gives me the money. I have given her time 6 months to pay it. It's plenty of time and I know that money isn't growing in trees. I do know that fact too well.
One good thing is that I return into work 6.5.2013. Not into my original work station, but I hope that I could return in there too soon. Work is work and they pays me to do my job. I have been layoffed around 3 months now, but I have s
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
NEW COMIC PAGE AT LAST!NEW COMIC PAGE AT LAST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only two months late Go to my website if you want to see the really current one http://wandandsword.com/
Also! The prize I got for getting second place in :iconcaptain-savvy:'s contest!
It's Yokov from my comic!
Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRLIntroducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
A legacy of Innovation
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
Using the innovative, patent
Long Time No UpdateGoodness I must apologize for letting this place go for so long. We have gained a ton of new members on the forum and many of them are also members here on DA so there has been some renewed interest! So welcome both new and old friends!Long Time No Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MarySeif will be joining me shortly as a second admin to the group and will take over duties in the advertisement department.
In the meantime some majorly overdue updates.
-Rogue wherhandlers have been making life more complicated for Vaioa's wher troop.
-Coal and Flint wings have been introduced. Comprising of only blues and greens, these wings are agile and take advantage of the smaller rank's speed and versatility.
-Two new dragon color mutations were introduced. Blacks and Graphites, produced from grey Puranath and Blue Tratth's clutch. We have yet to see what these mutations mean for Vaioa.
-T'ven and Shalagoth have taken up the mantle of Weyrleader after T'ech stepped down due to injury
-Gold Oceth's second flight is in progress so a clutch i
Art/Literature Trade?So, I really don't know.. I can't think of much to draw personally anymore...Art/Literature Trade?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Gah, darn this art block T^T.
Anyway, I don't know how well of a writer I am personally, I mean, you can judge for yourselves on that( I got a fanfic in my gallery, but that's really my only examples ), but I am willing to trade like maybe some stuff like either
Art for Literature
Literature for Literature
And of course, what I always do, which is art for art,yo.
I don't know how well this is going to go XD But, I figured, at least for people who write more than draw can give them an option to get some art, or maybe for me to practice up on my writing, which I have been neglecting recently.
So just whatever, comment on what you think you might want, or what trade you can do and whatnot and I'll take a few of them, maybe like three? or more depending.
RP Profile: Erin KoertigName: Erin KoertigRP Profile: Erin Koertig3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nickname(s): Heiress, Miss
Age: 17 years old
Birthday: May 27
Likes: Shopping, fashion
Dislikes: Stupid businessmen, women, not getting her way
Personality: Slightly bratty, Erin lives a posh and comfortable lifestyle with designer brands and many suitors. She also has quite the seductive streak, but she is mostly a tease.
"First off, before we start this off. Let me tell you one thing. I am no saint, and I am no sinner. I'm a regular working person like you motherfuckers. I put on my shoes one foot at a time like everyone else in the world. You think I'm a bad person, look in the mirror. I provide what the public wants, thank me while I humbly accept your appreciation. You want blow? I got it. Want someone knocked off? I got it. You want a cheap piece of ass? I got that too. I'm no greasy Italian, I know what I'm doing--I can handle my own and I am not afraid of death. I live in this wonderful country of Ameri
Epic Gamer of the Month: LazareOur very own Epic Gamer Artist, InfiltraitorN7 takes home the title of Epic Gamer of the Month" for April.Epic Gamer of the Month: Lazare3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He has been featured various times in the Epic Games community showcasing his amazing Infinity Blade artwork. Check out his recognition at the Official Epic Games Community page.
An interview with InfiltraitorN7This week in my "Epic Gamer Artists" series, I sit down with InfiltraitorN7 and talk about a little bit about his Infinity Blade fan art. You can catch his interview at the Official Epic Games community page: http://epicgames.com/community/2012/02/epic-gamer-artists-lazare/An interview with InfiltraitorN73 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kind of tagged x3I just want to do this!Kind of tagged x36 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't care: stop reading this
If you'd come to my funeral: favorite this
If you'd miss me: comment a heart
If your not scared: repost and see who your "real friends" are
I was kind of tagged by my friend :iconsurvivingextinction: x3
If I killed you:
 Watch your back tonight.
 Aww your so short and adorable!~
 Course, why wouldn't I?
 I can't...
 Maybe or maybe not- Don't know yet. (lol JK)
If we kissed:
 This wouldn’t happen.
 Oh disgusting.
 Again, again.
 Kiss you back.
 Slap/Push you away.
 Be confused
If you asked me out I’d say:
 Um no.
 I’m taken
 HOLY ASDFGHJK YESSSSS.
Can we cuddle?:
Should you re-post this?:
 Yes. I want to send you one.
1. What animal/creature/pokemon you remind me of
2. What color I think best fits you
3. How I feel about you
4. Insult you:
5. My favorite OC of yours
6. What season you remind me of
7. Tell you wha
Free Sketches!eeee - this sounded like fun! I wanna experiment more on that lineless style, since it's super easy and quick. Plus, my work is gonna end pretty soon, soFree Sketches!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the first 10 people who comment on this journal with a reference of the character they want.
But in exchange for that you have to make a journal offering 10 sketches and put me first on your list. If you do not, you will be removed from the list.
havta take a shower and sleep, bye bye friends, luv you
Thought Art - Serious ImplicationsSo, if you happen to have looked at some of the "thought art" that has been created over the past day since its release, it happens to document a few rather surprising, and disturbing, serious of events that people are worried about occurring in the future.Thought Art - Serious Implications1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Regarding the Global Perception of Cataclysmic Destruction
Categorization of events leading up to, and resulting from, a peaceful time.
An Initial Conclusion Following this Series of Events
Well, obviously there has to be some message somewhere!
Okay, so globally, we worry that a person will press
The Stock Market - No. 6depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 62 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 6|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Lost by dazzle-stock
Winter Is Coming by TomasLepka
The Fallen by StealthDesign
My life is worth $ 914.50 [Meme]Stolen from : :iconyamaxchrome8096:My life is worth $ 914.50 [Meme]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] Brown - $10.00
[ ] Blonde - $7.50
[x] Black - $1.50
[ ] Bald - $0.50
[ ] Other - $5.00
[x] Brown - $5.00
[ ] Green - $10.00
[ ] Blue - $15.00
[ ] Hazel - $7.50
[ ] Other - $1.50
Lets go with physical Age:
[ ] 50 to 56 - $17.50
[ ] 46 to 50 - $15.00
[ ] 41 to 45 - $12.50
[ ] 31 to 40 - $10.00
[ ] 26 to 30 - $7.50
[ ] 21 to 25 - $5.00
[x] 0 to 20 - $10.00
[ ] Twins or more than twins - $75.00
[x] First Born - $32.00
[ ] Only Child - $25.00
[ ] Second born - $15.00
[ ] Middle child - $10.00
[ ] Last Born - $10.00
[ ] third born - $55.00
[ ] fourth born - $30.00
[ ] fifth born - $40.00
[ ] sixth born -$21.50
[ ] I did like once - $40.00
[ ] Only Holidays or Occasions - $25.00
[ ] Sometimes - $21.50
[ ] Yes - $20.00
[ ] only weekends - $30.00
[ ] Every other day - $5.00
[ ] Once a day - $1.50
[ ] I live from the bottle - $Bankrupt$ [[back to $ZERO]]
[ X] N
Sherlock"I'm a consulting detective... the only one in the world."Sherlock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drugs Bust by naturalshocks
'Sherlock' by sueworld
Sherlock by joniina
Number Systems by naturalshocks Still the Addict by naturalshocks Gottle o' Gear by naturalshocks
Sherlock by MP-R
Molly Hooper by alicexz Lestrade by alicexz The Woman by alicexz
Sherlock and Irene by Olga-Tereshenko