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
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
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
Cosplay Rules The EarthWe need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con!Cosplay Rules The Earth3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Proceeds go to the Shriner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages cosplayers to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.
We want to include you in this worthy & fun cause!
All entries must be submitted by June 18th
All entries will need clearance from the photographer and the cosplayer as well as file sizes large enough to produce fine art quality prints.
Don't worry, we will contact you for these after making selections.
You can submit to the "cosplay" folder in the Comic-Con group
Gear up, wig out, have your weapons riot checked and let'
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?4 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
~*~Our First Contest~*~ (MORE New Prizes Added!)That's right, you read correctly!! We are holding our very first contest!~*~Our First Contest~*~ (MORE New Prizes Added!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Design a new icon for the group. It must be a fantasy theme, and the group name should make an appearance somewhere. (It doesn't have to be animated.) You will be judged on the following:
How well it fits the group
Were the rules followed?
*Your icon will be displayed for all to see as the new group icon!
*One 1/2 body, full coloured artwork of one character, 1 llama - Donated by: Stolen-Dreamer
*Full Body picture with Background, 1 llama - Donated by: DragonCuali
*1 FREE Commission - Donated by: Papaya-Pig
*100 - Donated by:
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Hi!Hey all!Hi!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Been months since I've been on dA and I can't make any promises that I'm going to be on a lot more, I just have some downtime at home and I thought 'Why not?'...besides that, I've been writing a bit lately so I thought I'd share.
Since I was last on...wow it has been a while...I've been with my beautiful girlfriend Amy for just over four months, now and I've never been happier. She's a gamer, a metal head and a great cook and she makes me laugh every day so yeah, that turned out pretty well.
Still in my metal band, Broken Tusk. Things have felt a little stagnant for us of late but I know for a fact that 2014 is going to be a great year for us because we have some massive things planned and I'm really excited!
I'm finally the vocalist in a band that feels like it could go somewhere. We're called Eden in Progress and we've been going, at this point, for about 5 or 6 weeks. Just started learning our first original song and it sounds great
I'd like to give a shoutout to :iconTh
Contest time over on our Facebook page.Alrighty folks, As a man of my word IT IS CONTEST TIME.Contest time over on our Facebook page.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go over to our Facebook page and join in if you would like.
Now here is what we need. Our little business here needs a logo, tag, something that can be shrank down to around an inch in size that we can tag up on all of our products. We need something that will be recognizable and speak to what we stand for as a business of all things cosplay.
Stage 1: Now here is where you guys come in.
Design a logo that speaks to what we are, what we love, and what we do. Make sure it can be shrank down and still easily recognizable. Make it something we will love. Then email it to us at email@example.com.
There will be an initial weeding out process for the ones that obviously were pranks... so NO cock and bulls logos! After they have passed initial review they will be posted on the page for voting.
Stage 2: Your 2nd part of this is to have your friends come to our page (Like) it and (Like) vote on your logo.
Commission CornerHave you always wanted your OC or favourite character drawn in a special outfit or creative pose but didn't know who to turn to for help? Well, look no further b/c here is a wonderful directory made of our members! Check out the link to their blogs for more details!!Commission Corner3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconTheDragonSensi: Commissions - http://thedragonsensi.deviantart.com/journal/Comissions-Updated-220276321
:iconSilverarte: Commissions - http://silverarte.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Prices-and-Examples-289856513
:iconooneithoo: Commissions - http://ooneithoo.deviantart.com/journal/COMISSIONS-OPEN-May-June-3-slots-222995421
~*~Do you want to advertise a contest or let us know you're doing commissions? PM the group today with your details and YOU could be featured here!~*~
Ranger Activity: DA Ranger Logo Contest! [ART]Contest ended.Ranger Activity: DA Ranger Logo Contest! [ART]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all you Rangers, time for another Contest. ^^
Some of you members who've been around for a while might remember the first contest we ever had. It was a contest to create a Logo here for the DeviantART Rangers.
You can still see the winner if you press my admin user and return to the original page, our Admin Kristy was the first ever to win a contest here at the DA Rangers.
We thought it'd be fun to re-visit that contest after the years. (Wow, now I feel old. lol) I hope you all have fun. It'd be wonderful if a lot of you Rangers contributed to this, c
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.3 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
Ranger Activity: Broken Contest [COSPLAY]Contest ended.Ranger Activity: Broken Contest [COSPLAY]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Haha! Bet you Cosplayers thought we forgot about you!
Contest Info COSPLAY:
The theme for this contest is, "Broken" how you chose to interpret that word is up to you, emotionally, physically, or another take on it. Take your picture with that word in mind, heavy or lighthearted, it's up to you, just be sure that it's clear your take on the word comes out in your picture. Make sure you have good lighting! And frame your picture very well, we're very interested to see what you guys have t
''Sequential Art'' CompetitionMy webcomic, Sequential Art, is 10 years old. I started it back in June 2005.''Sequential Art'' Competition3 months ago in Personal More Like This
As a little celebration, I thought I’d run a contest (something I’d actually been meaning to do for a while).
It’s fairly straightforward. There will be two top prizes, each awarded to the best of the following: The best image (best art wins. Simple) and the funniest image (Art quality isn’t as important as the idea behind it).
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need do is draw something related to the Sequential Art webcomic. It could be a single character, multiple characters, your own strip, anything. Draw it and post a link to it in the comments section of this journal.
First prize for each of the two categories is:
A copy of Sequential Art Volume 4
A print of the 10 year image (seen below)
A free commission (colour. Single character)
There will also be 10 runners up (total), each of whom will
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!4 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
Cosplay 'Reaching' Contest WINNER!Okay, guys! The Reaching Contest has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner: :iconTheDragonSensi:!!!Cosplay 'Reaching' Contest WINNER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconDa-Risembool-Ranger: will note you about your prizes.
Thank you to everyone who entered. You all did great jobs!
1st Place Cosplay:
A year-long feature!
A drawing by: :iconedwardsalterego: one of our AWESOME Prize Artists!
A traditional drawing by: :iconMissCarmela:
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!3 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.
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Got a Package todayI got a Package in the mail today from the very talented and lovely :iconaxpleasurexhatingxu: and I love it so much It looks like these . There were 3 eggs inside 1 had mini candy bars (twix and snickers) They did not last long at all lol. One of the eggs was from play-doh I am putting that up for my niece to play with when she comes over . The last egg is a chocolate egg I know cause I can smell it lol but I don't want to eat it cause it looks so cool, it looks like a boiled egg and has part of a shell on it but its chocolate its so awesome. She also sent me a card a long with it she is such an amazing person Here is what it looks like I wish I had a camera or I would of taken some photos myself. I am trying to think of some ideas of what to do for a thank you gift until then check out some of her amazing works of art she is so talented.Got a Package today3 years ago in Personal More Like This