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:
Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!These are the entries for our Green Cat Cabaret Stock Photo Character Contest!Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Visit this Journal entry for complete contest details. And be sure to check out the description text for all the entries below to learn about each character's role at The Green Cat Cabaret.
Regular Patron - Confidence Cat and Illicit 'Nip Dealer
Regular Patron - Bounty Hunter
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.
Stock Photo Contest - The Winning Entries!!Comrades, I cannot tell you how glad I am that the entire cast of the Green Cat Cabaret was involved in judging this contest, because it was TOUGH. All the entries were fantastic. The votes have been tabulated, though, so without further ado, the winning entries...Stock Photo Contest - The Winning Entries!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS
Darach McLain (Staff)
Temporo-Spatial Engineer "Portal Wrangler"
Regular Patron (Ornithologist)
SECOND PRIZE WINNERS
Robin G. Fuchs
Ranger Activity: At The Library ContestContest ended.Ranger Activity: At The Library Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for another contest, everyone!
You know, Vic has played some really fantastic characters who have many fantastic things happen to them. I imagine it must get pretty tiresome, no matter how much fun we have watching them. Sometimes, you need to take a break, and what better way than to curl up in the corner with a good book?
Well, it's time to make it happen.
:iconsokkastyle:- At the Library by sokkastyle
:iconRaccoon97:- Nagato at the Library- Manga Section by Raccoon97
:iconWinryi-chan:- Dark Mousy Reading in the Moonlight by Winryi-chan
Draw or Cospl
FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my friends! For a limited time only, if you purchase my ebook( my art book) for only $9.99, I'll give you the entire collection of my concept art and illustration technique videos for FREE!
That's over five hours of video lessons, showing you the techniques I use daily to create my images. The downloads also include the final art, reference material, and photoshop brushes!
You can't beat this deal
If you're interested, visit my blog: http://mindovermachinebook.blogspot.com/ and at the top right, click 'Buy it' or click the 'Mind Over Machine: The Art of Alex Ruiz EBook' image. You can pay safely through paypal or use a credit card.
The ebook can be downloaded immediately and looks great on any PC or Mac, iPad and iPhone!
Once you've downloaded the ebook, forward me your receipt from Tradebit.com to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you t
DA Ranger Contest Winners of 2013We welcome the New Year and 2014! So, from now on every year, (So long as we remember to! ) we'll be featuring the contest Winners of the last year!! We'd like to congratulate all who entered in all the contests last year and our Winners and Prize Artists!! We hope you will all enjoy the new contests coming and hope you enjoyed those we've had!DA Ranger Contest Winners of 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
For now, let's look at all the wonderful Winners of 2013!!
Contest Winners of 2013:
094: Last Hope by Meriko-chan Prince Baka- the world is just my toy :D by Ocean-Spirits Prince Baka by kmtvm123 :thumb346507702: Overflowing Memories by wingedlight
Contest Spirit albarn by Beg-i Soul Eater-- Don't kill me by MehSehnaRound Star Trek Continues by hope30789 Something So Delicate by little-star14 .: Tamaki in the cherry blossoms :. by ASinglePetal
:thumb366685890: Ouran- The First Day of Spring by Artemis-Day .::Spring Contest::. by WaistDeepInThoughts Keldeo and Dash Decked Out by CDee23 Keldeo mlp style by hope30789
:thumb365374611: That Prince's Reaching Hand by Merilisle To My Princess by DarkSarcasm1 Meeting Mr. Chaplin (FMA fanfiction) by I-AM-JoshuaYong Thanking of her by Joileanna
Kitty Greece by Amy-Oh
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
Poses by 50 points!!!!Caution!!!Poses by 50 points!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please: DONT USE THIS sketches IN COMMISSIONS, ADOPTCOMMISSIONS, ADOPT-auctions ETC.
I don't want to do your job for you.
If you need such a posture - draw it themselves -
not redraw this sketches in the layer above.
If you have previously used this sketches in commissions - Immediately stop it.
Pose study11 by Kate-FoXPose study11...children.
Pose study12 by Kate-FoXPose study12...girls with swords.
Pose study13 by Kate-FoXPose study13...girls.
Pose study14 by Kate-FoXPose st
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?3 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
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
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
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
PLZCatalog contest closedContest is closed. Stay tuned for results they will be posted soon!PLZCatalog contest closed3 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