MMD Animation: A method to the madness.MMD Animation: A method to the madness.3 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:
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
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!2 years 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!!2 years 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 20132 years 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
LimitlessI am amazing, I have and will continue to do great things, I am the right guy for the job, I am the right guy for her, I can do and be anything. Sounds arrogant doesn't it? But why should it? Why should someone limit how positively they see themselves? So that people don't think that you're a dick or so that you don't big yourself up to be something you're not? But what if you can be that something, what if you already are? People saying things like, "She/he/it is out of my league" implying you can't achieve a certain thing when someone else could, just makes my brain ache. Why can't you achieve something and even go further than what someone else has already achieved? It makes no sense to believe you're inferior to someone else in any way so long as you choose to attain their level of status in anything. Anyone can be with everyone, anyone can be anything, there are no limits as to how far you can go so long as you choose to actually go there. I think a little 'arrogance' from time toLimitless3 years ago in Personal More Like This
False peopleI didn't know how to name this journal, probably you will see this as a rant, but I don't like make rants, just informing people who watch my works.False people3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, because always will be there supporters and haters, I can understand that. But when people at beginning come as "supporters" and "friends", but for unknown reasons, after some time, this people just stab you in the back, this is the worst. Also, many people don't have enough guts for tell you directly but spreading hate to people and then, without reason, unknown people begin to hate you. I really don't care when unknown people hate you, but when are people that you know, told you good things in the past or you made favors to them, is just disgusting.
Some people probably know what I'm talking about, and this is something that I really didn't care at beginning but because the massive hate spread, suddenly I begun to receive much hate from people and somebody told me from where came this h
Poses by 50 points!!!!Caution!!!Poses by 50 points!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please: DONT trace 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 them selves -
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
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
EVO Results and Twisted Princess Wendy!!!Hey everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend!!! I know I did because the EVO Championship Series (biggest fighting game tournament in the world) was this weekend. Unfortunately, I was a stream monster this year but that didn't take away from the hypeness of the matches. The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament was intense all the way through. I loved it! I was upset to see Combofiend lose but he's still one of the best players in my opinion. And Filipino Champ's Dormmamu is awesome! He can be of somewhat questionable character sometime but his Marvel skills are on point. As for Super Street Fighter IV, I felt the matches leading up to top 8 were more exciting than the top 8 themselves. Oh well. All that matters though is there was a huge representation of different countries in the finals as well as character diversity which was really awesome to see. I was dEVO Results and Twisted Princess Wendy!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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'
100%Your happiness is a great and invaluable thing! We all want to be happy, but to what extent? Some people prefer limiting their happiness on account of playing life 'safe', others risk it all to experience that maximum thrill of happiness. Pondering that in my garden as the sun just set today, it got me thinking. Relationships work very similar to that style too. Here's an idea I have...100%3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Single = 50% Happiness
In a relationship = 100% Happiness
Single = 50 Sadness
In a relationship = 100% Sadness
By deciding to live life single for a time, you're your own person, what you achieve is your own, you're 'safely' in the 50% zone at all times, never shifting, you're happy to some extent, yet something eventually feels missing. You're neither on top of the world, nor are you down in the dumps.
Deciding to share your life and become some what dependent on another person however, yields experiences and opportunities beyond any boundaries! It unlocks your potential to be happy completely and
Let's join to the blackout against SOPA MMDers!Let's join to the blackout against SOPA MMDers!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today is the blackout of many websites in protest against the absurd law SOPA and PIPA that support censorship and is a danger against internet freedom. This law could affect not only United States but in a future, other countries if this isn't stopped. Many sites like Wikipedia, Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc, are putting a message of blackout and ask U.S. people to sign petitions to the congress people against this law. These days this law has been discussed in the congress and in The White House, Obama's administration is against this law but they just "freezed" it but not stopped entirely yet. I think MMDers we can do something too, you can see dA is supporting this measure too, you can see the "debate SOPA" thing above.
If you don't know what is about that law, check out the english site of Wikipedia or enter to the "debate SOPA" thing, above in your dA account.
I was th
New Pokemon Dungeon game on 3DSFinally a good enough excuse to get a 3DS, I was gonna get it anyway for Pokemon BW2, so I can use my laser gun and shoot some Pokes in my room, however it seems like Pokemon massacre was the only thing fun and unique about getting a 3DS for BW2... Well problem solved! A new Pokemon game has just been announced for the 3DS, and its none other than the popular spinoff series POKEMON DUNGEON! This time the game has a long ass name, its called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth, a total of 14 syllables! Lucky this is just a direct translation to the Japanese game, don't know if they will translate it to something simplier with the western release. The game in the trailer looks dope, with 3D character models instead of the sprite ones from previous games, it also features the Unova Pokes heavily meaning you will have a chance of using Oshawott, Snivvy and Tepig.. I will probably use Pikachu again, no matter how many resets it takes. Umm what else? OhNew Pokemon Dungeon game on 3DS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
Clay Charm Goodie Bag GIVEAWAY! [closed]Hey everyone!Clay Charm Goodie Bag GIVEAWAY! [closed]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just realized not only have I hit 100,000+ pageviews, but I hit over 4,000 watchers! That's huge and exciting for me! Though I've been on DeviantART for almost 10 years now (whew, time flies) I've only become known for my clay work in the past 2 years. So I just wanted to thank every one of my watchers and supporters with a giveaway just for you! This is my way of giving back to you guys who always support me.
I will be giving away a whole goodie bag full of treats! The following website items will be included:
This whole bundle is worth over $50! I will also include some other small surprise goodies!
You must be a watcher of mine! It's okay if you're a new watcher, but this giveaway is only for people who have me on their watch list.
You must +fav this journal entry.
MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep checking back, as more characters and their colors will be added soon!)
MLP: Minky Color Guide:
Which minky color works best for ______ (insert MLP character here)?
This journal is an attempt to answer that question. There are more than 50 shades of minky out there, and as a plushie maker, I realize that it can be difficult to know which color will work best for the particular pony you're working on. This is made even more frustrating by the fact that many of the images of the minky do not show the true color!
I recently ordered a ton of swatches from fabric.com, and I'm continuing to collect swatches from various websites, in an attempt to get most of the minky colors. Because I have the actual fabric with me, I can compare it to the characters' colors to see which fits best, to ensure that you can make a plushie that is as show-accurate as possib