You know what...I feel like making this account my mine now LMAOYou know what...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Lan Nguyen or more famously known as Kottie Leigh
If you want to ask me something or whatever note me
If DA dosen't do a IP Trace and ban this account.... //Shot
Fine, I Give UpAlright, that's it, I'm throwing in the towel. I'm done arguing about this. Here you go people from our chat...Fine, I Give Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There, I said it. I am cute. I am adorable. I am kawaii. I a moe. I am whatever-the- @#!*% synonym for cute you have. I'm done. I'm admitting it freely. I'm cute, fine.
NOW SHUT THE @#!*% UP ABOUT IT! *Walks away, grumbling to himself irritatedly*
...except kat. I need a nice ego boost every once in a while...
But I'm going to vehemently deny I ever made this Journal Entry, even to the end of my days. So ha.
101 of Portfolio Building: 02 KNOWN VS UNKNOWNIn this part on Portfolio Building we’ll be talking about why you should ink known artists for your portfolio.101 of Portfolio Building: 02 KNOWN VS UNKNOWN6 months ago in Personal More Like This
However, before I can begin to go into that, I need to cover the important subject of why inking your own pencils is a no-no.
Inking Your Own Pencils
This point applies mainly to the bigger publishers, especially if you're applying purely as an inker. I've heard this criteria time and time again from the portfolio reviewers and editors: never show inks over your own pencils. But why?
The most obvious answer is because you're not applying for penciling work, you're applying for inking work and you won't be inking over yourself on the job. Whatever value there is in your pencils becomes a mute point. It is a common saying (I've heard so many pro's say this regarding inking), that the best inkers are also very good pencilers in their own right. But that won't be the basis on which you're hired as an inker.
That of course means you need to
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
Thessatoria's It's Your Life
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
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
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!
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 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
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
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
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:
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
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
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 perv3 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
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
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 22 years 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