Origami - Art of Paper FoldingOrigami is an art form that transforms paper into a sculpture through paper folding and sculpting techniques. Thus, cutting or gluing paper would not be considered to be origami, but 'kirigami' instead. The name 'Origami' is Japanese, in which 'Ori' is the Japanese word for folding, and 'kami' the word for paper.Origami - Art of Paper Folding2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is generally believed that origami originated from Japan, but, as there are few records, this is not certain. Nevertheless, Japan developed origami into an intense art form that still exists to this day.
In the past, instructions for origami were passed down in spoken form and not written down. Some say that origami first originated in China in 1st Century, in which paper was then brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in 6th Century. Others claim that paper was made in the 8th Century by the Arabs, with Moors bringing the art of paper folding to Spain in the 12th Century. Spain then spread to South America, and as trade routes developed, origami was thus introduced to Europe a
PapercuttingsPapercutting is an art form that has been seen all over the world, adapted to regional styles based on cultures. It should come as no surprise that the Chinese have the earliest forms of papercutting currently known to us as the 'ancestor to paper' has been found in China. This was dated as far back as 2nd century B.C. and is considered as important as their discovery of printmaking, gunpowder and the compass.Papercuttings2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Naturally as paper spread throughout the world this art form evolved, spreading all over the Far East through to the Middle East. For example Japanese Kirigami where origami folds are cut and Indian Sanjhi.
This art form is popular to this very day, take renowned British artist Rob Ryan, which I am sure many of you here would have at least seen his work before! His work has been seen printed over everything you can think of, kitchenware, clothes, books and probably more!
LET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDINGLET'S GET FOLDING2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many times a friend or a deviant has said to me, "oh I could never fold origami, I'm not gifted that way", but it's just not true! As part of projecteducate's Artisan Crafts week, I'm going to show you how simple it is to find and fold something gorgeous and to present it well to your internet audience.
With just a little inspiration and a bit of patience, ANY one of us could fold something absolutely lovely. So what are you waiting for?? Let's get folding!
1) BE INSPIRED
First of all, you need to figure out what you want to fold. You need inspiration from looking at gorgeous origami, from admiring nature and the world around, or maybe it'll just hit you like a random lightning bolt. We are super privileged to have many experienced and skilful origamists on dA, many who create their own models from scratch. From persona
NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy!
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)A collection of tutorials I'm featuring for you !F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find your department and have fun !
Watercolors and other paints
Copics and other markers
Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatComplete Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatTutorial: Copic Skin Coloring by MzzAznCopic marker Tutorial - part 1 by yaichinoTUTORIAL :: COPIC by EcthelianGuide: Buying Copics v2.1 by KhallandraCopic Eye Tutorial by XXAnemiaProMarker Tutorial by NashimusCOPIC marker tutorial by luleiyaWalkthrough: Colouring with Copics Version 2 by Khallandra
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysTutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubimColor Pencil Tutorial Part I by Mana-KyusaiColored Pencil Tutorial by nokechaColor pencils Tutorial English by Yenni-VuColored Pencil Tutorial by vantidFog's Colored Pencil Tutorial by fog-mireTRADITIONAL COLOURING TUTORIAL by EliciaElricColoring Skin (Color pencils tutorial) by BKLH362Painting with Pencils: a Tut by Lusc-FireColor Pencil Tutorial by YueYukiSteps :Curiosity killed the Cat: by Youmi-dtColored Pencil Tutorial Part 2 by medli20COLOURING TUTORIAL PART 1 by tavington
Vodka Mutini sewing tutorial by lishlitzPlush Donut Tutorial by devliannVideo Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMelHow to: Rainbow Cupcakes by Marki-san-DesignFun Tip Friday #13 by SmallCreationsByMelKoi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMelFun Tip Friday #14 by SmallCreationsByMelSculpting Tutorial by SgtMilenkoTutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupoCelestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 2 by Blackout-Comix
Sketching/Inking and Charcoal
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
One Giant, Huge, Way Large Tutorial List -03/07/08EDIT: Yeap, I'm still updating this, albeit slowly. I put a link up to a new program called Artweaver (at the bottom). It's a free program that mimics Painter. Good alternative for those who don't have lots of cash to blow.One Giant, Huge, Way Large Tutorial List -03/07/087 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Ok, Im going to start a tutorial journal just in case people want some quick links to access webpages with some good info and tips on creating things. Links are generally from everywhere, ranging from articles, to personal artists websites, to art communities, to where ever. If I see it and I think it has some good stuff that will help people, it will go in here. ( :
I have tried to put these in respective categories, but if you feel something doesnt belong please tell me and I can move it.
Just as a heads up! If you are interested in other communities for learning, try taking a look at:
CGTalk mostly sp
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 #TutorialsForYou journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. 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 #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This web interface tutorial is about how to create a sleek portfolio layout. It is very well designed and color choice on this interface is fantastic. I also like the tutorial process as it is really well ex
Info about stolen artworksHiya!Info about stolen artworks2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I'm sure some of you had their artworks stolen at one point, posted on facebook, used in a magazine, used in the making of a site, etc. Most of the times you don't know how to react or just don't care if it's of a small importance. But what if you really want to have your artwork removed?
I've just stumbled across this, did anyone know about it?
Btw, it's not a scam, nor spam; I've found it in a photography forum and thought I should share if anyone's interested
The wellness of your camera sensorHow many of you remove the sensor dust from your digital camera's sensor on a regular basis? Sometimes, services can be expensive or you just don't have time to take your cameras to be checked and cleaned whenever it needs to.The wellness of your camera sensor2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some tips on how you can spot the dust on your camera sensor effectively and how to remove it.
Checking your sensor.
Shooting the test image
Start off by setting your ISO to the lowest (normal) range, for example 100 for Canon and 200 for Nikon;The test shot has to be completely out of focus, so go ahead and manual focus to infinity on a piece of paper OR to close focus for the sky;Now it's time to set the aperture. It's usually okay to set your aperture at f/22, that way all the spots are well defined and ready to lift off! What lens to use? Usually something like a teleph
What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!What to put in a Children's Book Portfolio!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our guest post today comes from established Children's Book Artist Donald Wu. Don is a San Francisco Bay resident with a huge portfolio of success under his arm that includes more than ten published books to date. If anyone can tell you what it takes to be successful and stay successful it's him! So please join us as Donald helps to walk you through putting together the most important tool you'll need to establish yourself and start getting work, your portfolio!
Every now and again, I get asked the question, "What should I put in my portfolio?". So, I wanted to take a moment and share some tips and suggestions you might consider when putting together an illustration portfolio. Specifically, a po
Art Analysis 12: In the Garden of Giants by ZancanTears for Joy in the Garden of GiantsArt Analysis 12: In the Garden of Giants by Zancan5 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Michaël Zancan, Copyright 2005
This analysis copyright Scott M. McDaniel, 2009.
I saw Tears for Joy in the Garden of Giants because it was a Daily Deviation here on Deviant Art on January 18, 2009. It immediately stood out from the many fantasy paintings because it didn't focus on scantily clad women (though they're there, sort of), nor did it have a horrible monster, nor vicious violence. On his web site, Zancan explains what he was going for this way:
In the immense diversity of emotions one can feel, I choose to extract a striking and rare one and turn it to spectacle. This emotion is a joy so immense that it makes cry tears; smiling and weeping at the same time, the widest range of behaviors concentrated in one single emotion.
That's no small challenge for an image. For me,
Creative Craft Challenge: Paper macheWeekly updateCreative Craft Challenge: Paper mache3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[EDIT: Added a few more awesome submissions!]
So sorry this is late, everyone, it's been a crazy week! Anyways, we've had a couple more submissions this week, check them out:
Cool stuff! Don't forget, you have until next Wednesday to submit your paper mache crafts if you want to be eligible for Member of the Month! If you don't finish before the end of the month, you can still submit your craft- just comment here or send a note to me or the group with a link to your submission so I can add it.
We have our first submissions! Check it out:
Seems this has been a week for masks! Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing some more submissions before the end of the month! See you next week. ^_^
Hey everyone! No submissions to this month's challenge yet. I hope to see some submissions soon- remember, you have until the end of January to submit your p
Quick Pizza TutorialSo I had some large custom orders come in and had to hurry up and finish those before school started. I'm soooooo sorry I'm not able to post a full tutorial like I said.Quick Pizza Tutorial6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hopefully these tips will come in handy, I'll answer any questions you may have!
Polymer Clay Pizza Tutorial
Materials you'll need:
Polymer clay in tan, light yellow, translucent, dark red, yellow, green, and black
Pastels in ochre
Paint in white, red and blue colors
Something of coarse texture (like a rock or coarse grit sandpaper)
An X-acto knife
How to make the dough:
Mix up the tan, light yellow, and translucent colors in the same proportions as for the apple pie dough shown here: http://fairchildart.deviantart.com/art/Apple-Pie-Tutorial-109366784
Roll it into a ball and flatten into a circle of about 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. Dab your thumb down in a circular motion on the inside of the circle to create a raised "crust."
Texture around the crust l
Tutorial Showcase #3DeviantART 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. 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 #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Great dawing tutorial to follow. although it doesn't show the exact properties he is using, it still does have a great overview of work flow and why he is doing these things at that time. It teaches you how to use colors and when t
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
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.A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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
where I get my fursuit making crap(my tummy hurts and I cannot sleep so here, have a helpful journal)where I get my fursuit making crap7 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are all the places I go, and they all have great customer service that makes me feel like a welcome customer every time I come back.
LEDs pre-rigged for use for eyes http://www.herestohaunting.ecrater.com/
hair for manes and such ("braiding hair" is the most tangle free they sell) http://www.ikickshins.net/bulk.php
claws, hooves and paw pads http://www.dreamvisioncreations.com/apps/webstore/
extra long fur http://www.nftech.com/products.html
other fur http://mendels.com/Fake-Fur-c-3/
realistic eye blanks http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23376
clay for horns and teeth (light weight, shatterproof, seal with acrylic to water proof) http://www.paperclay.com/product.htm
foam (I use the HD36-R) http://www.thefoamfactory.com/opencellfoam/opencellfoam.html
BONUS - glue gun type I rely on since it is so great for fine detail and generally not making a globby mess of everything http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ad
MMD Animation: A method to the madness.MMD Animation: A method to the madness.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So as it turned out someone wrote the following message to me:
nah, i gave up on it ages ago... its not only hard but also frustrating and depressing... approx. 1 month for 1 min motion duration = got burned-out before i'd even finish it... so i raise up my hands in the air and just retire... don't have any spare time to make it. still have life and work to do after all... ahahaha...
Now this is not the first time I've seen something like this written and so I felt it would be a nice idea to write down the method that I use to do my animation work.
First off, to save you alot of time, this is not a tutorial on computer animation. There are plenty of excellent tutorials around on this topic all over the Internet. Rather this article gives you a method; specifically mine; on how to approach the process of producing animation. So if you're looking for a "How to" guide, this is not it.
Before anything else, let me categorically sta
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Mewthree Design Contest (with prizes) (Closed!)The-Mew3-Townside is hosting a design contest for the ultimate Fakemon, the Mewthree. The premise is simple. From August 1st to the end of August 31st we're inviting both members and non-members alike to participate in designing their very own Mewthree. There are a few rules to follow in this contest:Mewthree Design Contest (with prizes) (Closed!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Unless it is literally a black and white character, the Mewthree must be in color.
2.) It can be any medium you like!
3.) Drawing/art skills do not count here. It's all about your creative design, not your skill.
4.) The design must be new. No copies, and no old designs that you made from the past and already posted.
5.) The last image you enter will be the only one that counts, but you can enter multiples.
Here is a couple tips to help you win (you can see pre-existing designs by doing a search for 'Mewthree' so you know what not to do):
1.) Avoid certain colors. Black and red mostly. It's very common.
2.) Don't be too simple, like just change the colors of a Mewtwo.
3.) Also do
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Minecraft PVP VideoRemember a few weeks back when I asked if anyone wanted to join me in a Minecraft survival PVP game? Well, I recorded some of my gameplay with everyone and made a simple video. It's been uploaded to the Fresh Epic's youtube channel and you can watch it right here:Minecraft PVP Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been wanting to try and set up a Minecraft series of videos with other Fresh Epic members like Dayvi and Humon, but setting it all up has proved to be a little more complicated and time consuming than I thought... so I just started recording my own experiences. I'm not very good at PVP, but I enjoyed making the video and hope to make more.
If you've got some suggestions on what either I or other Fresh Epics artists could do/play in Minecraft or whatever, leave them below. Also, thumb up and like the video if you enjoyed it.