Tutorial & References Journal!edit: oh my god i cant believe how many views this has. thank you!!! - ashTutorial & References Journal!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
due to illness and the incredibly short time span we were given, i was unable to conjure an anatomy tutorial of my own for our last day
to make up for this, i have created a large list of tutorials and references for you to use!!
i tried my best to credit all of the creators, but some were just impossible to find, so i apologize! unu
if you'd like i could also add in some pixel art and animation tutorials (since i know they were requested before)!
Male Anatomy (author unknown) 2 3 4
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
When I was in college, I took an early morning Anthropology class. I had to wake up at five to catch the bus. Ugh. Yeah, I'm not a morning person. But I did it. The first day, our instructor stood before us and starting reading from the textbook. Word for word. Completely monotone. I was asleep within ten minutes. The rest of the week was the same; arrive, begin listening to the instructor, pass out. I had to drop the class and get whatever refund I could, while I could. It was my worse class experience there.
Most people know that in public speaking, the person talking needs to vary their tone and speech patterns and such to hold their audience's attention. They need to have a rhythm. Otherwise, they'll end up putting the audience to sleep. The same applies to writing. If you use the same sentence length or structure continually, you'll be the literary equivalent of my instructor. Repea
Omg look at this reference material!It's "legen--wait for it..."Omg look at this reference material!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, this journal was made solely for 2 purposes:
#1: To share this with anyone else who can use or learn from it
#2: So I can get to it fast. lol
Why You Should Keep WritingWhy You Should Keep Writing1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Q: What do you guys think of my story so far? Should I keep going?
This seems to be a very popular question. I'll argue it's a useless question, and explain why.
This reply is directed at new writers, and despite the tone that may follow, I really do intend to be sincere and helpful. I was once a newbie, too. And although I'm certainly not going to claim to be great, I've fallen flat on my face enough times to learn how to pick myself up and produce something I'm proud of.
Here's why you need to not ask this question. You're either going to succeed, or you're going to fail. But, either way, you'll be better off for having:
2. Figured out how to motivate yourself to continue
3. Completed the entire first run of the story yourself
1 ~ I can speculate that there are plenty of people out there who are afraid of failure. I know first-hand. I'm not a professional writer. I teach mathematics. And it is my job every Fall to convince a hu
Introduction to Tutorials at deviantART^ProjectEducate: Resources WeekIntroduction to Tutorials at deviantART3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Day 7: Tutorials
It is the final day of projecteducate's Resources Week. I am a gallery moderator for deviantART's gallery of Resources & Stock Images, and this article is intended to be a guide to finding and learning from tutorials offered at deviantART.
During my time as a gallery moderator, this community has made one thing abundantly clear to me...
ARTISTS LOVE TUTORIALS!
The large majority of the suggestions I get for resources Daily Deviation features are for tutorials. I've come to understand that most artists are infected with some kind of savage hunger for knowledge. (And I like it!)
Your characters aren't real.One of the most popular discussions among writers on any website has got to be some variation of 'what's your relationship with your characters like?' And especially on a site like here where a lot of people are coming from an RP background, people start in on these long conversations about how their characters run around and do things and would love to tear 'em one for that scene where they lose their whole family.Your characters aren't real.1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
And you know what?
I can't participate in this conversation because I don't see characters like that and I'm so jealous I'm going to rant about it now
Okay, I was just guessing how you'd feel after reading this rant. I swear I have a serious point to make, though.
First things first. It confuses me when you talk like your characters are people. I just don't get it. There are a couple of reasons for this:
I start with the plot and setting and then come up with characters, so anything I make is tied to the story.How can I create an independent existence f
for one who want to be a freelance artistfor one who want to be a freelance artist2 months ago in Personal More Like This
also what is happening in 4 day? the 17th ( I hope to be back then, im really trying to get things done before....
you know, see you then)
Just Tell the Fucking StoryOkay, so I saw this journal that contained a number of tips, including a detailed section on 'show don't tell,' and I had an epiphany. There was an 'Oh' and everything so you know it's legit.Just Tell the Fucking Story1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
For a while now I have wondered why amateur writers write the most mind-numbingly long descriptions that I could not care about even a little (yes, my attention span is short, why'd you think I put in so many GIFs? but anyway, I'm a bit atypical there). I mean, I don't want the 'flames of burning searing pain of the aching broken heart' all up in my grill. I'd genuinely prefer a 'he hated her after the break up.' That's all I need to know about that? Good. Move on.
And that's the 'oh' moment: when people tell you to show not tell, they always fail to mention 'pacing.'
Look, there are times when it's best to convey a mood. His trembling fingers reach for the full glass, her voice an angry buzz in the back of his mind--I'd consider that a reasonable establishing shot. But if you're halfway t
Photomanipulations - How do I do it?First of all - Thanks to everyone that added Snow Leopard to their favourites and thanks to all of my new watchers (as of writing this journal and since uploading Snow Leopard, there have been 281 of you!)Photomanipulations - How do I do it?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've had quite a few questions lately as to how I do my photomanipulations. I'm self-taught and my methods have been developed completely out of trial and error. They may not be the best or most efficient ways to get to the end result, but they've served me well so far. I don't really have a proper tutorial, but here's a super quick and nasty ten step guide I chucked together of how I create my photomanips (I use Adobe Photoshop CS5.5):
Get a photo of someone you want to manipulate and once you have that, start looking through the stock photos and photography sections for a photo of an animal, but make sure that the lighting conditions and angle that the photo is taken at are similar in both photos
Commission Do's and Don'tsOk, so, I just recently commissioned somebody...and after seeing how they did everything (not the art) I uh...I'm just gonna post a list of Do's and don'ts.Commission Do's and Don'ts6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Do Be Polite to your client, Don't be rude/snippy to them (even if they get on your nerves)
2. Do send them wip's, so they know how it is going. Don't do the whole thing at once, then get mad when they ask you to change something.
3. Do link the commissioner to the finished piece. Don't expect them to search through your gallery everyday for it.
4. Do make sure to ask lots of questions about what they want. Don't just go off of vague information.
5. Do re-dos for them (small, not huge ones) Don't refuse to edit the work at all (they are nice enough to commission you for art)
6. Do work on the commission whenever you can, Don't procrastinate!
7. Do request a fraction of the payment, if the commissioner doesn't like the commission at all. Don't let them walk away scott-free!
8. Do try to do the art to the be
On Artistic StyleOn today's podcast we have webcomicker Jules Faulkner of Promises Promises, syndicated comic artist Adriana Blake of Fall on Me, and mixed media artist Dara Gold, to talk about artistic style. We cover what it is, how to develop your own, and we talk a bit about the business side of artistic styles.On Artistic Style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You all can give it a listen here: http://www.evilink.ca/Drupal7/CreativeJournal/Podcast-Round-Table-Developing-an-Artistic-Style
Want to add your own thoughts to the mix? Leave a comment.
DeviantArt Customisation; Custom Box BackgroundsHello this is ClefairyKid, your new co-founder, I've just joined the group to lend some of my experience on the subject of profile customisation. What follows is some advice taken from the article I wrote here; DeviantArt Customisation Explained. Go there if you want a general overview of all customisation concepts (I'll be covering one subject at a time here to save confusion).DeviantArt Customisation; Custom Box Backgrounds2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Custom Box Backgrounds
The thing I am most often bombarded with questions about. There are some important things to remember about these;
You MUST be a premium member on dA to use the code.
You must create the image at the size it will appear in the module, these images do not tile, therefore it is best to create a static image with as small a file size as possible so that it does not take too long to load.
You need to therefore account for the
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Teach me how to GamzeeSo I made a list of stuff you will want if you are cosplaying Gamzee.Teach me how to Gamzee3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are references!
Crazy Gamzee references!
Hanyaan is the best at this. THE BEST. Watch and learn, then keep reading this list.
- Gamzee has eyebrows. Use black eyeliner to pencil them in AFTER you finish powdering.
You can get much of this from Stage Makeup Online, which is here: http://www.stagemakeuponline.com/
How to: CSS CommissionsSince it is possible to customize your journals and galleries a lot of commissions have been done. While it usually is a rather simple business, there are some things both sides always should keep in mind. This helps to avoid misunderstandings as well as trouble.How to: CSS Commissions2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And usually it makes it more relaxed to pay someone else or to accept requests by others.
In the article I will refer to client and to service provider.
client = person who requests a CSS skin
service provider = person who designs/codes the CSS skin
While the article will only focus on CSS commissions most of the things mentioned here fit to other kind of commissions as well
Do you know what you want?
No matter what you are doing, it is always helpful to know what you want before you get started with anything at all. Even when people say "I really don't have an idea", they have most of the time though. It might be only very vague, but it's there. And it could drive the client as well as the service
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.PE: Anthro Art Tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.
Smileys and Emoticons:iconmv1plz::iconmv2plz::iconmv3plz::iconmv4plz::iconmv5plz::iconmv6plz::iconmv7plz::iconmv8plz:Smileys and Emoticons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lately, I´ve been asked a lot how to use smileys and where to find them-
so here´s a guide a guide and some to begin with!
You use smileys and emoticons by writing :icon((insert the name here)):
For example: [Bullet; White][Bullet; Red][Bullet; White][Bullet; Red][Bullet; White]
You want to use this one -->:iconpinkballoonplz:
[Bullet; Blue] 1) Click on it or rightclick and open it in a new tab -->
This will open it´s page, so you can read the name clearly and find some more smileys
[Bullet; Blue] 2) Type : icon pinkballoonplz : Without the spaces!
[Bullet; Blue] 3) ??????
[Bullet; Blue] 4) --> :iconpinkballoonplz:
So here you got a few series - I´ll
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dAWelcome to the eighth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dA2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hosting a contest on dA is a really fun way to inspire other artists and do something positive for the community. If you've never run a contest before, it can seem like a daunting task so to make it a little easier, here are some things to consider before you create your contest and open it to the deviant public...
Your contest should have a theme. It can be as vague (Aliens, Summer, Cats) or as specific as you like (Alien Cats in Summer). When choosing your theme, take time to consider it's appeal to your potential entrants. A less specific theme is likely to attact more people as the scope for entries is wider. It depends on whether or not you want your contest to be huge - sometimes, bigger isn't always bet
* Rules and RegulationsHi everyone, DancingInBlue here to give you a good idea on what our group's rules and regulations are before you join. Please read through this thoroughly to ensure a good experience for everyone, including yourself!* Rules and Regulations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be respectful to all members! Show some common courtesy to strangers, and if you disagree with someone's opinion, don't resort to name-calling or rude behavior. If there is an issue, note the group and we will do our best to help resolve the issue. Handle situations as maturely and reasonably as possible, and avoid causing unnecessary conflict.
This group is open to members from a wide variety of age groups, so please keep comments and discussions about mature topics to a minimum. If any topic being discussed in these areas makes ANY member feel uncomfortable and they ask you to stop, then you cannot continue the discussion
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Tips for smooth clean line art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Arven92's FAQs, all the answers!Hey there guys, :iconarven92: hereArven92's FAQs, all the answers!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Remember the FAQ journal I posted some weeks ago? Well, I managed to collect all the questions (even from other journals and messages) and found some time to answer them all I made this FAQ section for everyone to read, I split it into paragraphs, and if you still have more questions about me, feel free to ask! I hope you enjoy the journal
Have a question? ASK IT!
But please make sure to check whether someone asked it before you did
1.) About me as a person
1-1.) What's your name?
Here on deviantART, I'm known as Arven. You can call me Arvy or Arv if you want, too. My full length pseudonym on the web is Panthera Arven.
1-2.) What's your REAL name?
Well, my real name is Maura, but I don't like it that much I prefer Arven much better!
1-3.) Are you a boy or a girl?:iconprofessoroakplz:
Oh boy, I'm a girl! 8D