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!
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 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
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.2 years 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.
Creative Craft Challenge: Paper macheWeekly updateCreative Craft Challenge: Paper mache4 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
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 :)3 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
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 #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 designed and color choice on this interface is fantastic. I also like the tutorial process as it is really well ex
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 -03/07/088 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
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 Zancan6 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,
[Visual Novel Development Tools][Visual Novel Development Tools][Visual Novel Development Tools]6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some useful links in developing your own visual novel.
If you have more that you think should be added, please note the club!
A will be placed next to links that are particularly useful, according to one or more of the admins. (To admins: recommend/add links, please! ^^)
Engines/Platforms (programs to make the games)
- Sylph unfortunately, is defunct and can no longer be downloaded.
Most of the above programs can be used with little knowledge of scripting. Only Ren'Py requires basic and/or advanced coding skills, but is highly customizable.
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 #33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Theme for this time is:
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
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 Tutorial7 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
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
MMD expression cheat sheetin order for expressions to load with motion dataMMD expression cheat sheet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
they have to have their japanese names.
here is a cheat sheet for copy and pasting the symbols into the correct facial slot
this is especialy good if you want to rig game models with mmd working facials. copy the japanese symbol and paste it into the JName slot above the english name for the facial.
a = あ
i = い
u = う
o = お
e- = えー
grin = にやり
Triangle = ▲
blink = まばたき
smile = 笑い
wink = ウィンク
wink2 = ウィンク２
wink R = ウィンク右
WinkR2 = ｳｨﾝｸ２右
>.< = はぅ
Calm = なごみ
surprise = びっくり
doubt = じと目
Pupil shrink = 瞳小
3D AnimeWARNING: YOU MIGHT want to turn your Sound DOWN or OFF before watching any video, that is all .3D Anime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click this http://usms.ws/ to go to main page to find the Tex version of this video .
Anime Head Tutorial:
Anime Hair Tutorial:
Anime Eye Texture Tutorial:
More Anime Hair:
Zbrush Anime Sculpt:
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough3 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
TIPS - Installing 3DCG mods and how to avoid perva quick tip if yopu install MODS into 3DCG and avoid perv stuff , (unless you can read Japanese)TIPS - Installing 3DCG mods and how to avoid perv4 years ago in Personal More Like This
while they dont always work,sometimes they do translate the names.
try translating english words to Japanese and copying the japanese symbols into your search bar in the ARCS folder that way if you have a pervy item you might have a chance at removing it out.
IF IT DOSENT HAVE A PREVIEW IMAGE and you dont know what it is saying the translator didnt help) DONT INSTALL IT,more often than not its a perverted item.
Copy and paste
lets say you downloaded a mod WITH a preview image,you open the file look at the image and BAM its a pervy item one way to clean out a mod folder WITH pervy items is to copy the name of that pervy mod you downloaded and search for it in the ARCS folder most of the time you get search results with other pervy mods with those words in the name.
Letter H is never
3DCG/MMD WebsitesThis site has everything. You will love it3DCG/MMD Websites3 years ago in Personal More Like This
3DCG MOD Uploader Site: http://3dcustom.ath.cx/uploader/mod/22.html?1343233004
3DCG Accessories Site: http://cdn.3dcustom.net/MMDuploader/3.html?1292585831
3DCG 41GB of mods Site: http://www.fapis.com/entry.html?id=13927&show_all_files=1
3DCG Mod Reference Site: http://3dcustom.ath.cx/rails/arcs
MMD Effects Site: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=a17ecb6418a4b2d1&sc=documents&id=A17ECB6418A4B2D1%21134
MMD Models Site: http://mikumikudance.wikia.com/wiki/3D_Custom_Girl
MikuMikuDance Resource. One of my favorite sites. You find, models, stages, motions, songs, poses, etc. I call it, "my everything site." Site: http://sinlessrogue.angelfire.com/MMDR.html/%22
More MMD Effects Site: http://www23.atwiki.jp/pit_shan?cmd=upload&act=open&pageid=20&file=MME_DiffusionFilter.zip
MMD Vanilla ice cream "a little bit of everything" Site: http://rinnyka
Create Online Visual NovelsWhat is a visual novel?Create Online Visual Novels1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A visual novel is an interactive fiction game with diverging storylines based on your choices.
What is Joilly.com?
Joilly.com is a website where you can create & share visual novels.
With our revolutionary GUI(graphic user interface) flowchart builder tool, you can make visual novels easily with NO CODE.
What can I do with Joilly?
Originally, Joilly was created for the sole purpose of dating pixelated men.
Now, not only can you make visual novels/otome games, you can make dynamic slideshows and presentations, little interactive storybooks, or point and click games/interfaces, all with NO CODE.
How do I create Visual Novels?
You will need either Flash CS6 or Flash CC to create and export visual novels into HTML. After you export them, you can upload and build your visual novel using Joilly's GUI fl
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 crap1 year 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
Dreamtalia Broadcast! (Off!)Thank you for stopping by! see you next month!Dreamtalia Broadcast! (Off!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes yes I know you're probably thinking "what the hell, this thing again? Cant you just post a regular episode without having to make a huge thing out of it?" Welp, other than if we weren't able to, then the answer is no :3 teehee
Kyo will be running the chat as usual and the times go down as usual! The chat will start at 7:00 pm (19:00) Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, Febuary 11th a livestream page that wont be revealed until then! It will go on till probably 1:30-2 in the morning, with the episode being uploaded at several midnights~ Hurray!
How the broadcast system will work is that we will be on livestream, occassionally either watching some side videos or looking at art, or just waiitng. The Episode itself will broadcast at these times
9:00 PM PDT (12:00 EDT)
10:00 PM (12:00 CDT)
11:00 PM (12:00 MDT)
So it will air four times, so that if you cannot make it to one, you can see it at any of these other times. Course if
ArtWorldToday Feature with Kaptured-by-Kirsty:iconartworldtoday: Interview with Member Kaptured-by-Kirsty :iconKaptured-by-Kirsty:ArtWorldToday Feature with Kaptured-by-Kirsty4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please make sure you the feature so more people will see it.
Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from?
I get my ideas and inspiration mostly from personal experiences, music or things I have been told or found out. I could see or hear something that triggers a trail of thoughts in my head and I will just run with those thoughts and sometimes, maybe not all of the time, but sometime I have a sort of epiphany and have this idea in my head to do a photoshoot or just a few little snaps.
What is your favorite form of art?
Well, music I guess. People may disagree and say that it isn't a form of art, but it is like literature, poems and such.. Without music I wouldn't know what to do, hell, I probably wouldn't have half of my ideas or inspiration without music.
But considering I aspire to be a photographer, I shall say that officially, Photography is my favo
IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)Other Information Journals:IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- What is Pixel Art? (Pixel Art vs Oekaki Pixel) http://thepixelpalace.deviantart.com/journal/IJ-What-is-Pixel-Art-Pixel-Art-vs-Oekaki-Pixel-329915477
This Information Journal is a brief, short address to the subject stated in the title. Please make sure you make full use of the helpful journals and tutorials mentioned within the journal!
So we know what pixel art is. Great. But now how do you shade pixel art exactly? Can you just swipe your pencil tool over the image like you do with a brush tool in order to create shadows?
As we recall, real pixel art involves the careful and thoughtful placement of most, if not all, of the pixels in the image. So we need to know the correct way to add shadows and highlights to our pixel masterpieces, yes? Well here is one way to shade pixel art:
Dithering is when you pixel two or more colors in a pattern to give them a blended look. You can dither with any two colors and it will
About Kagerou ProjectKagerouProject-FCAbout Kagerou Project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Then come along. Someone like you who'll help me will surely be waiting.
Kagerou Project is a recently released novel and manga in Japan, springing from a series of Vocaloid songs by producer Jin. These songs include Loss Time Prologue (-Ene?-)
Kagerou Days (-Hibiya and Hiyori-)
Headphone Actor (-???-)
Kuusou Forest (-Mary and Seto-)
Ene no Dennou Kikou (-Ene-)
Dead and Seek (-Scientists?)
Jinzou Enemy (-Ene-)
Toumei Answer (-Kisaragi Shintaro and Ayano-)
Kisaragi Attention (-Kisaragi Momo and the Mekakushidan-)
Mekakushi Code (-Kido-)
[Bullet; Yellow] Konoha no Sekai Jijou (-Konoha, Hibiya, and Hiyori-)
[Bullet; White] Shinigami Record (-Shion-)
[Bullet; Green] Kaien Pan the Mast (-Ene?-)
[Bullet; Blue] Children Record (-All-)
Confirmed Upcoming Songs
[Bullet; Black] Yobanashi (Night Tale) Deceive (-Kano?-)
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 Video3 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.