Tutorial Writing TipsTutorial Writing TipsTutorial Writing Tips1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This article has been written both for projecteducate's Community Week and for the second FeedbackFrenzy contest.
There are many tutorials right here on deviantART, most of which are provided by other deviants for free. All of us can take a look at these tutorials, and hopefully learn something new. While it's wonderful people spend their spare time helping others learn for free, the truth is some tutorials are much better than others. In this article, I am aiming to share my tutorial-writing knowledge to help others make their tutorials better! After all, if you're going to spend some of your spare time writing a tutorial, you might as well make it the best it can be!
What are you good at?
First of all, think about what you're good at! If you haven't already decided what you want to write your tutorial on, you'll need to have a think about the sorts of things you're good at, which you could teach others. You don't ha
I'm Taking Tutorial Requests!So for a while now I've been thinking of taking tutorial requests, specifically in the areas of:I'm Taking Tutorial Requests!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like to request a tutorial in those areas, please just post it below. It can be anything from "How do I use the pen tool", to "What is the Rule of Thirds", and "How do I use box-shadow on text in CSS".
Alternatively, if there's a piece of art in my gallery you would like broken down, link me to it and I'll gladly create a walkthrough.
Be sure to watch me to see if your tutorial gets made. I'll be focusing on making 1 a week, and I'll feature in my journal which tutorial will be made each week.
There is a forum thread on the subject here: http://forum.deviantart.com/community/projects/1823517/
List of Tutorials: http://fav.me/d5s9x0d
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!)2 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
IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)Other Information Journals:IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)1 year 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
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 Video1 year 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.
3D AnimeWARNING: YOU MIGHT want to turn your Sound DOWN or OFF before watching any video, that is all .3D Anime2 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:
Colours Vol. Two:iconmiontre: Welcome to the second Colours journal feature! Please consider adding the feature to your to support the artists featured and the time I spent compiling it.Colours Vol. Two1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
During August, the first FeedbackFrenzy came to a close - over 160 participants and 40 teams wrote almost 2,000 critiques. I was blown away by the effort everyone put in, and the size the contest came to!! I am so honoured to have been involved of the organisation and coordination of such an event
Here is a feature for the winners, as promised. They aren't all photographers, but I thought it would be fitting to include the winners in here
First Place (Grand Prize Winners):
dierat | ZenetianPandaz | awaicu | FadedDreams5
:icondierat: :iconZenetianPandaz: :iconawaicu: :iconFadedDreams5:
Rat Anatomy Compilation.Rats are very fascinating little creatures. They have small hands like humans, minus the thumbs. They are intelligent and social, and each rat has a unique personality. They can also easily stand on their hind legs, making them an easy transition to an anthropomorphic form for stories and art.Rat Anatomy Compilation.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, though, they are damn difficult to draw, and there are precious few resources for those wishing to delve into their anatomical structure (certainly me included). So I will be collecting references, both photos and drawings, that I think might be helpful to someone looking to draw my charming friend Rattus norvegicus (and perhaps some of his closest family members). I will probably add to this from time to time as I find new resources, so please feel free to suggest things that you think might be useful!
Scans from "An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat," by Allen Kurta
Lineart only, these are not gory
Rat Skeleton: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x254/CJArtist
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough1 year 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
How to make an MMD model from scratch editHow to make an MMD model from scratch2 years ago in Personal More Like This
9,000 + views we did it kids. I'm going to revise this a bit later (some of the information is outdated OTL
This person has a lot of great tutorials on making bodies and Metasequoia: http://www.youtube.com/user/MMDMCL?featurelcp
and the groups
:iconmmdmodelers: , :iconmetaseq-models: and :iconmqo-love: have great tutorials too (Metasequoia is probably the best program to make MMD models with^^)
Oh yeah, and helpful tip: USE REFERENCES
:iconreference-library: , :icontutorialsclub: , and :iconbody-shaping: have great references for you to use (plus they have digital coloring tutorials- great for UV mapping and making eyes ^-^)
and the group :iconlowpolyworkshop: have great tips (though there not really just for metasque^^
Making a model from scratch is hard, but its worth it in the edit (plus is uber fun to do)
First, The animation progra
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to characters, we writers have a certain goal: to bring these people to life in the readers' imaginations. But for this to work, two things need to happen.
1) The character needs personality.
2) The readers need to be able to visualize the character as they read.
The first is achieved through characterization, while the second is traditionally thought to be achieved through physical description. What I’d like to discuss in this journal entry, however, is how physical description also needs to contribute to a character’s personality, and how it’s actually characterization, more than anything, that helps the readers visualize a character.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Jed's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Jed from this br
Commissions open!PENCIL SKETCHCommissions open!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
>Each character takes me at least one hour. Traditional art.
> 240 / 2€ / 3USD
> Extra characters: +120 points / 1€ / 1,5 USD
> Digital art, done with SAI.
> 520 / 4'7€ / 6,5USD
> Extra characters: +240 points / 2€ / 3 USD
> Digital art, simple cell shading.
> 720 / 6'5€ / 9USD
> Extra characters: +320 points / 3€ / 4 USD
> Digital art, cell shading + multiple blending colour layers
to make the picture look the best possible.
> 1200 / 11€ / 15USD
> Extra characters: +320 points / 3€ / 4 USD
> Digital complete picture. The most difficult one to me & the
one which takes longer. Keep in mind each character will tak
new grinner contest*update* you can post any much as you want and you can either send your entries via note or just post a link to them in his journal.new grinner contest9 months ago in Personal More Like This
( old contest was scrapped )
since the bugger's birthday is coming on july 14th I figured lets make that day a contest.
basically draw/write/etcetc what you want about The grinner
you can make him silly/serious/etcetc
prize for the winner
3 full colored works from me on whateva ya want. ( keep it in DA's rules pls )
by full color, I mean this level of work:
Tag and look at thisFirst tag;Tag and look at this4 days ago in Personal More Like This
1. war, what is it good for?
Absolutely nothin'! -say it again!-
2. meow or woof?
3. why do your eyes burn?
Because 7 8 9.
4. why do you like cats?
5. dinosaurs or robots?
First of all, Daft punk riding velociraptors, secondly, did you get these from tumblr because this was the first question Tumblrbot ever asked me
6. peepee jokes make ya laugh?
What? If you mean vulgar humor like fart jokes, no I do not like those. Few exceptions.
7. have a tumblr?
8. Doge or nyan cat?
Nyan Cat, because Deadmau5.
9. fire, water, earth or air?
How about Earth, Wind, and Fire -do you remember~-
10. what are/did you eat?
"What are you eat"
Okay here is a random advertisement for my bro :iconsonicatron:
Youtube => https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC52nTMcrhz9-oSrb4JzT86g
Go show him some support he's a great guy :3
The REAL Difference between Anthro and FurryA common topic among the anthro community (and heck, DeviantArt at large) is the classification of what is anthro, what is furry, and what isn't. Heck, even well-established artists have a hard time explaining it, and to quote Scott Kurtz of PvP: "Cartoon animals don't have boobs!"The REAL Difference between Anthro and Furry7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
An often-offered definition of the difference between Anthro and Furry is that Furry is a sexualized form of Anthro, whereas Anthro is simply drawing animals acting like humans and sipping tea; ergo, Anthro is the 'true' art and standard of civilization, while Furry is its mentally retarded drooly cousin, mostly consisting of cub porn and recolored Sonic OC's.
This is the most widely accepted definition between Furry and Anthro. It's also dead wrong.
To help demonstrate this, I've made up a simple graph to make it clear what 'Anthro' is and what Furry isn't:
A brief explanation of the relevant bits so I'm not just repeating what's already written on the chart's deviation page:
PLZCatalog contest closedContest is closed. Stay tuned for results they will be posted soon!PLZCatalog contest closed2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
More prizes was added! You still have a chance to enter this contest with your PLZ accounts so hurry up to submit your entries.
Create a PLZ contest is a contest for members of PlzCatalog. (join requests are automatic so join if you still didn't). Submit any PLZ account you made after this journal (after 2012-09-01) and win some prizes to yourself while providing the public with some new PLZ accounts! If your not a person who join PLZ fun it might be a great time to start or you can just donate some prizes to be given away as prize.
Submissions Deadline 2012-10-01
Credit is required if you use another person work
1 year anniversary contest!Okay so in 15 days it will be November 15th which is the date that the :iconMirai-Nikki-FG: was founded! So for this occasion there's gonna be a contest.1 year anniversary contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll post some details below.
Theme: 1 year Mirai Nikki group anniversary.
Prize(s): A feature in the "featured" folder of the group for until the next contest. No points this time guys, unless someone donates them. (which even then i'd rather you donate them to me so I can use them to one day upgrade the group to a super group.)
1: Must use the theme, saying "happy 1 year anniversary!" or something along the lines of that.
2: It must be made by yourself, no stealing art from someone, no guides or eying another piece of art to make it, has to be original.
3: It must be scanned properly, no just taking a picture of it and uploading it.
4: When it is done, please submit it to the "Active contest entries" folder.
5: Couples are allowed in the art, but it has to still use the theme
God, I hardly update these journal entries anymoreIt's 2013 and I hardly write in my journal anymore. Huh.God, I hardly update these journal entries anymore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've chosen some tough classes for this semester. Gonna learn some university-leveled english, economics, intermediate math, and asian music. Doesn't sound that tough but we're talking college here. Hope I don't get in a mental breakdown or something like that.
Also, my mom really wants me to practice driving so I can get my license. It's gonna be tough for me since I cars as locomotive death traps. She also wants me to get a job, which isn't a good time this semester since I got some tough classes.
Yeah this journal entry isn't very exciting. :/
And if you wanna know what my new years resolution is, it's getting work experience.
And if you noticed anything wrong with the onion icons below, let me know just by messaging me on my profile.
ONION TOU/HEAD ICONS
Here is a list of of account creators and the plz accounts they made. Note that the avatars
Vol.1 FoX Comics - now with free instates shippingFor December only, all shipments of Vol.1 Comic books that are in the USA are free! (half price for out of country!)Vol.1 FoX Comics - now with free instates shipping3 months ago in Personal More Like This
$9.00 shipping US
now free shipping!
$15.00 shipping Out of USA
Remember, this is only for December and there are about 35 left.
BUY THE COMIC HERE https://www.etsy.com/listing/159540161/fall-of-xephos-comic-book-1st-additions?
Also, the comic books are rather large, well printed, colored, and are being sold at 36$
If you like anything with your comic book, let me know, I'll give you an invoice about prices.
As for the commissions I owe, I know I have at least two to the same person (a sketch of Izzy and Creeper_Boss, and the next two pages of FoX with is mostly completed) so those will be completed very shortly...now that I will have free time due to not having a job come December...
anywho! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving/holiday! Have a good one!
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
Do-It-Yourself Journal SkinDo-It-Yourself Journal SkinDo-It-Yourself Journal Skin1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Get into Journal skinning by learning how to create your own Journal skin in this tutorial!
Written by miontre for dA Related Week in projecteducate
Jump to resources
Heya everyone! In this tutorial, you'll be learning how to create your own Journal skin on deviantART. This tutorial takes a "Do-It-Yourself" or "Assemble-It-Yourself" type approach. I've pre-created a design, and it's up to you to put it together and customise it - with instructions, of course!
Note that you need a Premium Membership to use Journal skins!
This tutorial is aimed at anyone who is interested in starting to create Journal skins on dA using CSS. Those who don't know anything about CSS yet can follow along, and hopefully learn something along the way! Those who are beginners with CSS can learn how to turn a design into code, and how to use CSS to create a Jo
School vs DrawingHello beautiful people <3School vs Drawing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay just a little update
i have started school, and damn its hard... very hard actually
that is the reason i have been slow with uploads.
i have 11 hours of school every monday, completely melting my brain away..
i hope to get in to a better rythme soon
i misses you all alot, and will try to answer you messages a bit sooner than im doing at the moment... im just so tired..
LOTS AND LOTS OF LUV ~V
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend