Tutorial and References Journal!edit: oh my god i cant believe how many views this has. thank you!!! - ashTutorial and References Journal!3 years 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)!
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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 Tutorials4 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.
Introduction to Tutorials at deviantART^ProjectEducate: Resources WeekIntroduction to Tutorials at deviantART5 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!)
Anatomy FAQA lot of people have been noting me things about anatomy, like how I learned, can I help, and so on and so forth. Now I am happy to answer any and all questions you have regarding the matter but here are some questions that pop up quite frequently.Anatomy FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: How did you learn anatomy?
A Ahah, it was a very long and arduous journey. Once upon a time I belonged to an oekaki group (I was 10), and in that group I submitted a picture of a dog (I think) and someone told me my anatomy sucked face (they were right). Now at the time, said someone was a pretty good artist in comparison. So when they said my anatomy sucked, I took it to heart. Instead of letting their rude comment get to me, I decided I'd kick their ass and become 10,000 times better than they were at this "anatomy". Moral of the story... I AM BETTER NOW *EVIL LAUGHTER*.
But yes, that's what got me started... as for how I learned... I drew my dogs and my cat a lot back when I was 11ish. Then when I started on humans I woul
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences2 years 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
Teen Titans are coming back, Full length episodeshttp://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/08/teen-titans-returning-with-new-full-length-episodesTeen Titans are coming back, Full length episodes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not lying. Am i excited? Ummm Im not sure. I heard that its gonna be more "kid friendly".
Maybe if they brought it back years ago and kept the style and still have the same humor and yet actiony seriousness episodes then oh yea I would be so happy.
Noneoftheless, I am happy to see TT officially back on TV
What do you guys think?
[ roleplay request ] || 06/07/15[ roleplay request ] || 06/07/158 months ago in Personal More Like This
Good morning or evening to those who stumble upon this message, I would like to find a long-term partner to write with. At this point, I only have one and wouldn't mind at least two or three more. I should probably say a bit about myself, I am twenty-three years old and have been writing for about 08+ years. I was a member of Quizilla much like a lot of you ( who I recognised) and like to lurk on tumblr and rp.me from time to time. Anyway, please do look through my provided selections, If you see something that catches my eye please do contact me through the services located bellow. Thank you.
▍NOTE: Please be aware that I'm not ignoring anyone.
Neither am I ditching anyone -if I owe you something I'm working on it.
I just have a few cravings I'd like to get filled. *guilty*
PS: If we're already doing something I may be swayed to double up. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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5 Things That Will Make You a Better WriterEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Things That Will Make You a Better Writer6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Work on something else. I know, I know. You've been working on that story of yours for twelve whole years, and it's your baby. Sure, it may have been inspired by that Dungeons and Dragons session you had when you were thirteen, but you're going to make your fortune with it! It's the next Harry Potter! When my pals and I have gone to writing conferences, we've made note of an interesting phenomenon: when someone has written a first novel in the fantasy genre, it is invariably a sword-and-sorcery novel or a portal fantasy. I will bet money on it: show me a first novel and I will show you a sword-and-sorcery or portal fantasy. There's nothing wrong with sword-and-sorcery as a genre, don't get me wrong. It's just that in writing
How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAIPlease follow the steps and all of them please. ( follow me on my current account :iconyuir0How to fix no pressure sensitivity On SAI3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a theory as to why pressure goes off on sai. It's because people leave sai without returning smoothing or stabilizer 0. In other cases people put their min size on brushes to 100 %. This may not fix the problem to be ware of that. NEWER TABLETS DO NOT WORK WITH SAI A LOT OF THE TIMES.
Now because of your bad habits you have to follow these steps for sai to return to normal.
Step one- Open sai tool paint. ( if you don't have it open)
Step two- Go through all the brushes and put min size to 0 on all brushes.
step three- Click Other (o)>Option (o)
step four- On digitizer click option mouse instead of pen. (do with no question)than okay
Step five- Put smoothing/stabilizer to 0
Step six- exit out of sai and close all programs.
Step seven- Restart your computer
Step eight - Do step three again when you have sai open. ( go to optio
PE: Tools for drawing HorsesArtist's Toolbox WeekPE: Tools for drawing Horses11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
today I'll be discussing the art of drawing horses and what tools can be quite useful for this task.
I think it's fair to say that those who do not regularly draw horses find them daunting to draw and often make remarks about horses being one of the most difficult subjects to draw.
For those of us who draw them often this is a silly notion, but there is no doubt that we also once struggled with different parts of horse anatomy.
In theory drawing horses is just like drawing anything else - find and define shapes, map out your sketch, refine etc. until you have a drawing you can be proud of.
The reality however is that horse anatomy tends to have strange angles and small quirks that you generally wont notice without looking more closely. Did you know that horse pupils are actually oval and not round?
Okay, so I think we all understand that drawing horses is not as easy as it appears they might be, so let's take some time and discuss different tools t
DIY Photography Studio Tools A few people have been asking for Studio Lighting tips - whilst there are many articles online that talk about DIY lighting for smaller projects like products and food photography, there isn't much to help promote DIY studio sized lighting. Lighting set ups for portraiture can often be very costly and whilst there is no immediate do-it-yourself solution there are some low-cost ideas out there. Most of the equipment that you need for developing your Photography hobby into something more can be sourced online or in local shops. You don't have to shop at 'studio lighting' or 'backdrop shop' for the proper gear. These simple tips will hopefully help you identify things a lot closer to home and a lot cheaper.DIY Photography Studio Tools 1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lights around your Home.
Creating your own studio lighting is possible on a budget. For example, those mini 'pixar' lights that we often use for smaller set ups also come in big! A regular angle-poise lamp with a black backdrop can create just the effec
Art Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival GuideFellow deviants struggling with art block: fear no more! - I am here for youArt Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival Guide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I have a loooot of experience with this common and scary phenomenon, I've decided I should share the knowledge: in this journal I'll give you my theories about types, causes and all the solutions I know of for art blocks :3 I hope this helps! (I think it can be useful even if you're not currently in a block!)
Alright, art block is a phase absolutely every single artist in the world goes through at some point in their artistic journey, usually many times. It's basically a seemingly random period of time where you seem to have no motivation/inspiration/will to draw, and/or nothing you draw seems to look right.
There are different types of art blocks, the main difference between them being the cause, and thus each type calls for a different approach. I believe the types are:
Writing Effective DialogueWe've all struggled through figuring out how to write dialogue that not only gets the information out there, but also helps build characters or advance the plot. There are tons of books and blogs out there on the topic, too. But just reading about it doesn't do much good if we're not ready to try it out. Give it a go and see what other people think. But let's start with the basics.Writing Effective Dialogue1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Effective Dialogue?
Dialogue that's written well will reveal character traits, add to the tension and suspense, helps cut down on text walls of description and of course, advances your plot. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you're writing dialogue is that in fiction, your reader doesn't want to read all the mundane things we say on a regular basis. So if it's not moving the plot or adding to your character's personality, you should think about cutting it completely.
What do I mean by reveals character traits?
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
How to make a Plush pattern biggerIf you get or make your plush patterns online and need to make them bigger, you can use this website http://www.blockposters.comHow to make a Plush pattern bigger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It will print it out on sheets that can be taped together then cut out.
Hope it helps anyone that needed this. Its why I make my patterns so small then latter blow them up bigger with this website lol.
COMMISSION INFO + TERMS OF SERVICEHere come the most basic stuff when it come to commissioning me. Of course you are still free to note me with questions, price estimates, and anything else you´d like to know, like my shoe-size or fave game- important things like that. I gladly answer all of your questions! 8DCOMMISSION INFO + TERMS OF SERVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BASIC COMMISSION INFO and TERMS OF SERVICE:
IMPORTANT: I do NOT do time limits. I cant, sorry. I need a lot of time to finish your commission. I work as fast as I can but because of my daytime job and my severe eye-sight defect (see here: Commissions, Vision defect, Slowness) it take very long for me to finish a piece. Hope its understandable.
I do not have a set pricelist as my sculpts come in many different
How to price your artwork for freelance workFor a while now I have been giving pricing suggestions to artists in the projects forum. I've had many requests and given a lot of advice. It is getting to the point where there is so much demand that I just can't keep up on the reviews, so I thought I might lessen the burden a little and help you learn how to price your own artwork.How to price your artwork for freelance work5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The problem with pricing your own work is that your opinion is not objective. You may think that your art is better or worse than it actually is. This is normal, but to get the best evaluation of your art you should ask for help outside your immediate family and friends. Remember, the project forum is intended for this very purpose. After following all the steps outlined in this article I implore you to make a thread in the project forum asking if your pricing assessment is accurate. For example "Is my art worth $XX USD?" would be an appropriate title for your thread and would hel
Resources/Advice - Anatomy and PosesPreviously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While DrawingResources/Advice - Anatomy and Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is
Trolling vs. Criticism: The DifferencesOK, so this is a more informative journal mostly addressing a particular situation which I won't mention, but I feel that on deviantart, there is a huge fundamental misunderstanding of the difference between trolling and criticism of any flavor. All too often I see popular or talented artists get huffy because they disagree with something someone else (including me) says and then claims it as 'trolling' solely under the observation that what I/he/she/they said was not in alignment of their personal opinion or how they perceive things. This journal is going to clarify that. I am sometimes flagged by artists I have criticized as a harasser or a troll when in reality and in context, it is nothing more than a dissenting opinion in which the artist and their watchers do not agree with. As a result, I get targeted by these watchers and (to use the term in appropriate context) "white knighted" or have notes and slander with highly bent and contortedTrolling vs. Criticism: The Differences4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your Tablet PC and Drivers, [UPDATE]READ: This article only deals with TABLET PC notebook/slate computers. NOT Graphic Tablets. If you have a tablet that connects via USB, (Graphire, Bamboo, Intuos, Cintiq, etc,) this does NOT apply to you!Your Tablet PC and Drivers, [UPDATE]5 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 4/2/2011 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
THIS MAY NOT APPLY TO ALL TABLET PC OWNERS, BUT IT IS AN OBSERVABLE IMPROVEMENT ON MY X201T!
The old advice I gave about Fujitsu drivers being better for your Tablet PC may no longer be valid. First off, Fujitsu has removed the drivers previously linked from their support site. Second, because I gave Wacom's Tablet PC drivers, (called "ISD" drivers,) a second shot. These offer notably more accurate pen calibration and better balance between Windows Tablet PC support and Creative Art software such as Photoshop.
Download the ISDDriver here: http://www.wacom.com/tabletpc/driver.cfm
What the ISD driver does is provide pressure sensitivity support for art software such as Photoshop, Painter, Sketchbook Pro,
How to Report a Copyright Violation on Facebook.Important: This journal was written on May 5, 2014. Since then I have no problems with copyright inside FB anymore, so, I don't know if they have changed the step-by-step to make the report. If you see something different from my sbs, please, let me know! Thank you!How to Report a Copyright Violation on Facebook.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not very often on Facebook, what most I do there, is post my arts and give some "like" to posts of my friends, but don't do it every day, sometimes I get many days without going there. Facebook isn't part of my life as Deviantart is.
But almost always I see copyright infringement from arts of my friends, and I will now explain with a step by step how you will remove YOUR work from other profiles. I explained that to some Deviantart members who had their art stolen. All they followed this sbs and it works 100%!
You must follow this instruction correctly, ok?
Drawing Humans (I need help)Edit: Wow! Thank you all so much for the help! I've improved already just from taking some of your advice! I'll have to get through all of these comments tonight and do some practicing!Drawing Humans (I need help)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, quick little side story before I get to the point:
I've always wanted to be able to draw people and draw them well. I feel like in a lot of ways they're the hardest to master, but I've always been drawn to them art-wise. However... I SUCK at drawing people.
Here's the thing: I can draw proportions fine, and I know where everything goes, but whenever I draw it just looks... bad. I don't really know how to describe it. Maybe it's a weird mix of realism and stylization that just isn't working, or maybe my poses are too static? I don't know. I feel like with animals I just get them. They're pretty easy to draw for me regardless of the species, and while I may not be fantastic at drawing them, I do enjoy drawing them and I'm proud of my work, as mediocre as it may be.
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story3 years 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
(OPEN) Commission PricesCommissions:(OPEN) Commission Prices1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Hello there! These are my commission prices! I've been thinking about making them for a long time and can and will change in the future. Below are current prices. To pay with cash you MUST have a Paypal account so i can send you an invoice. Point Commissions are limited.
5-7$ (500-700 points)
10-13$ (1,000-1,300 points)
15-20$ (1,500-2,000 points)
Palette (Headshots and waists only):
10-15$ (1,000-1,500 points)
Full Body (Transparent or Simple Background):
20-30$ (2,000-3,000 points)