10 tips about drawing #3 - ShadingThird round of 10 simple and effective tips about drawing, this time a bit more spesific, time to delve into shading, the one area I feel I have progressed the most.
**This is my own personal take and oppinion about shading, take it with a grain of salt **
1. Shade and blend An extremely common way to shade, but not only overused but more often than not used incorrectly.
You lay down a value pref. with an HB or softer pencil and blend it into the paper from the dark to the light, but the thing here to remember is to not go too hard in blending at first, if you do it is very tricky to manipulate the values after.
Think of the tooth of the paper like grass, don´t just stomp them down on the first go, gently grace the paper with a blending stump/tissue/q-tip etc and once you start to approach the desired value you can go a little harder.
2. Directional blending Much as 1. but directional blending means you always blend following the curve of what you are drawi
Simple drawing tips #4 - Portraits.Going on the 4th round now with drawing tips, this time Im going to focus on portrait drawing, it is spesific enough to just involve one topic, but general enough so that its not down to those small details you rarely use.Simple drawing tips #4 - Portraits.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
** Again, this is my take on the subject based on my own experience ( however lacking it is ), so keep that in mind before reading**
1. The head is spherical This does not mean the same as it is a sphere, the head is not perfectly round, it is rounded, huge difference.
But as well as the head is spherical being able to draw a simple and correct sphere is of tremendous value before tackling portrait drawing, and often something many does not think about.
When drawing spheres you have to be able to indicate how the lights hits it and also how the shadows plays its part, you have to show that the object is grounded through an accent ( where the sphere touches the ground it is resting on ), you show dimensions through a turning plane ( the thin slightly darker
Simple drawing tips.I have been asked a lot of times If I could make a drawing tutorial, and to be honest I do not really feel I am at that level yet, and there is allready so many out there.Simple drawing tips.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
But some simple pointers I can certainly do.
So here we go, 10 simple and effective tips, general and spesific.
1. Draw a LOT: Sure, techniques help, tutorials are awesome and books is teh shit, but in the end there are no shortcuts, if you do not draw a lot you have nobody but yourself to blame if you feel you are progressing slowly.
Bring your scetchbook ( get one! ) with you wherever you go, draw anything and everything, and doodle if you are on the phone, just basicly draw a lot and build up that mental library, it will only do you good.
2. Shade with the form: For instance an upper/lower arm is cylindrical, if you shade right across it tends to make it look flat even after blending ontop, if you curve your shading along it creates a greater illusion
10 Simple Drawing tips #6 - To see.[ PS: Dont forget the Make it cold (http://trichardsen.deviantart.com/#/d5ia0qe) Contest where you can win 3 month premium and 1000 points ]10 Simple Drawing tips #6 - To see.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It has been a while since I have delved into drawing myself, a lot has to do with getting a new camera so ofc the enthusiasm has been very high for taking pictures lately, but that certainly does not mean I have forgotten about drawing, so In honor of the mix and match between photography and drawing I though I would cover a topic that should resonate with both.
*Again I must add that I am in no way a professional artist and you should take the below mentioned tips as such*
1. The art of seeing When you are working with the visual medium, be it drawing/painting to 3d and photography you will even when you are freshly starting out quickly start to see things different, and If you just take a small stop now and then you will also realise that you infact are starting to see things differently, and that is the most powerful tool at yo
Simple drawing tips #5.Time for another round of drawing tips, this time its all about fun.Simple drawing tips #5.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Draw and repeat This is a really good exercise, you basicly draw anything, scetch, rendered drawing, does not matter what.
Then you repeat the drawing from your memory, this is an extremely good way to build up the mental library really fast.
It might be quite hard at first, but after a few drawing you start to recollect more and more details and things becomes a lot easier, it is also really helpful if you for instance need to draw the same character in different poses.
2. Paint with graphite powder If you save your leftovers from sharpenig, and especially if you use lead and lead holders to draw, or you can just run a pencil over some sandpaper and then just pick up a brush, dip it into the powder and start painting.
You can create some really interesting textures this way, you can basicly use anything you want that will hold the powder.
3. Rip off graphite with tape If you cut that blank typ
Believe in your workBelieve in your work2 months ago in Personal More Like This
*** This is in not way written as to be lectue, its more some thoughts I have and a hope to inspire some different thinking about artworks.***
Who are you as an artist ?
- I would certainly not say its an easy question, asking myself that I find it quite tricky to answer, I think a more valid form would be "What defines you as an artist ?" and if follow up with a few more question it instantly inspires thought, at least I think.
* Do you dare to be different ?
* Do you take advantage of the tools you have ?
* Do you give up on an idea if it does not work out the first time you try ?
And you can go on and on posing more question and sub-questions, but cutting through all that I believe Is where it all lies, it is not hard to take the easy route and base work of others people successes, I dont think any artist has not gone down that route.
Personally I think it is an important an invaluable tool, but also equa
Features From Week 44Hey everyone Sorry for the delay, it was a busy week for me.. hope you have enjoyed yoursFeatures From Week 447 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now to our Features..
The Pencil Club's Daily Deviations
Squirrel by ~Adniv
Maria Romeu by *gabrielfox
.:Merchant Prince:. by ~Astaldo-Fea
Madonna by =AmBr0
Need A Medic? by ~Kwazar
Rita Hayworth by ~dilhermandodidi
Enigmatic by =BrySal
If LotR was more like The Last of the Mohicans...(Hey younger readers I swear a lot in this one just FYI)If LotR was more like The Last of the Mohicans...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
...IT WOULD BE AWESOME.
LotR was like great and everything, but it missed so many points of the book, perhaps THE point of the book by and making battles look flashy and SUPER SURFING FUN TIME AMAZING KILLFEST COOOOOL.
LotM has simple camera work, and battle was swift and brutal and real. It remained entertaining, but you come out of that movie going "Jesus, that war was terrible" and not "DID YOU SEE HIM TAKE DOWN THAT MUMAKIL OMGOMG AND THEN GIMLI SAID SOMETHING FUNNY AND I WANT A SWORD NOW".
And then JUST when I thought Peter understood that battles should be like terrifying and intense and shit with kids holding swords and women hiding and stuff at Helmsdeep, THE ELVES SHOW UP. WHAT. NO. WHAT. Like SUNNOVABITCH THAT JUST DESTROYS THE POINT OF HELMSDEEP WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK PETER.
So forgive me if I'm not excited for the THREE FUCKING HOBBIT MOVIES where Bilbo will probably learn that you should NEVER GO OUTSIDE EVER and Ganda
Features From Week 48NewsFeatures From Week 486 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you're all doing fine..
What a great collection of Artworks I've seen this week.. really amazing, it was a pain selecting features this time..
Among the great artworks we received last week, I decided to feature the artworks that are awesome but didn't get what they deserve from faves and comments, so here they are..
Please don't forget to check our gallery, there's a lot of talents here..
Hope you enjoy..
The Pencil Club's Daily Deviations
Donkey by ~Adniv
Isla portrait by ~visionality
Paradise Bird by ~Drako-Raven
Donnie Wahlberg by *aurelia-acc
Help a ProjectHelpHelp a Project2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Thank you all.Been a while since I wrote a journal post about getting 1000 pageviews and 30 watchers ( which took about 3 months ), and I remember that was pretty big at the time, now its gone 11 months and its over 41000 pageviews, 2200+ watchers.Thank you all.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can´t thank you guys enough for all the nice comments, all the faves and inputs I have gotten since I joined deviantart.
I have stoppd thanking for every fave I get, that just takes up too much time and I often hit that spam filter when replying to everyone, but I do answer every comment and note I get, and I certainly appreciate that.
Have not gotten the chance to fill up more points here to fix more challenges/contest, but I have something In mind I think people will like, so stay tuned forward for some cool stuff.
Again thanks all for the awesome ride here on dA, and hope to keep it awesome for many more months.
Have a super day.
SuicideGirls.com on dA:iconsuicidegirls:SuicideGirls.com on dA3 months ago in Photography More Like This
SuicideGirls on deviantART
I was approached a few weeks ago by $Ayame-Kenoshi and SuicideGirls.com to assist with the running of their dA Group #SuicideGirls and have made the Group go live today!!
This is a fantastic Group designed for-
SuicideGirls models here on dAPhotographers who work with the SG modelsSharing the brand artwork - icons, banners and wallpapers etcIdentifying potential budding SGsFor anyone who loves beautiful tattooed, pierced women!
As you can see there will be lots for people to get involved with and to see If you would like to be part of it, or just to admire the delicious deviants then get over to #SuicideGirls!
Join us now!!
Eadweard MuybridgeSo Eadweard Muybridge, why should all animators know his name? He is an English photographer who moved over to America. So what is a photographer doing in our Film, Animation and Flash month?Eadweard Muybridge4 months ago in Film More Like This
Well his photography is really quite unique for the time, he set up multiple cameras for his shots in order to capture motion in the form of stop-action photography. He was also known for creating the zoopraxiscope, which plays a series of images in order to create the illusion of motion, in other words very early animation work! These series of images were on disc that were spun and projected, so the images loop in sequence. Kind of like your first generation animated gifs!
His photography work and his zoopraxiscope helped people to study in detail how things move. From the way people walk, jumping, running through to horses galloping. And as a tutor once said to me, if you can animate a horse, you can animate anything. These images surprised many people, such as when a horse runs, there is a pha
A Nordic Streets FeatureA Nordic Streets Feature4 months ago in Personal More Like This
January Film and Animation Daily DeviationsIt's that time of the month again! Well done to everyone selected!January Film and Animation Daily Deviations4 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Sleeping Lullaby 1 - Short Animation Film by =ElConsigliere
Mechawhales II: Venegance of the Mechawhales by *hauke3000
Haywire Trailer 2 by ~psyware
Level Up (2012) by ~rasenth
8 Ball by ~fraughtuk
Of Awesome ThingsTo start with the most exciting news!Of Awesome Things4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow will NOT be the last day of my internship at deviantART. I have been offered an extension of two months so I'll keep working for $Heidi, $Ayame-Kenoshi and other lovely people to serve this community My end date has been moved to the end of March, when we'll be evaluating again. I am thrilled to stay around on the team and to keep working in this fashion for the community that's dear to my heart
I'd also like to thank everyone that sent me cards or even gifts over the holiday period! I received around 30 Christmas/New Years cards (about as many as I sent myself), along with two deviantART Keychains, a Llama Keychain and even a lovely print that was on my w
Winter FeatureI love nothing more than sitting indoors in the warmth with a nice cup of tea whilst watching the first snowflakes of Winter fall. What better way to celebrate the beauty of Winter than with a Wintery feature. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did. :heartWinter Feature4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Unbearable Heat!It hit 45 degrees Celsius today. (113 degrees F)Unbearable Heat!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I cooked me eggs by cracking them on the lid of a paint can and leaving them outside to bake. Srsly. It worked.
It's winter for most of the world but in the southern hemisphere, it's scorchin'. [I live Australia]
I can't remember the last time Sydney got hit with temperatures this high. Probably only happened 4 times in the last 107 years. Yikes!
By the time it was 5 pm, the winds were so strong and high that there are a few things missing in my backyard. They flew away to never never land.
Yeah, my cats been missing for 3 days. I hope she isn't dead. I think it's the heat, she gone off the cool down somewhere, she'll probably be back when the weather changes.
I hear tomorrow's going to be mercifully cooler than today which is something to look forwards to. Then again, the weather man had failed me plenty of times.
Hope things are less apocalyptic where you guys are.
Keep it real
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December Film and Animation DD Roundup!Hey everyone! This roundup is a little bit behind as I've been away for a few days over the New Year! So without further ado lets see what outstanding pieces of film we've seen at the end 2012!December Film and Animation DD Roundup!5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
War Dance (Karo sokis) by ~robertas
Slapjack by ~Witbik
Night Light - short film by =Qinni
Synthetic Eden by ~ArtByEmz
Kagemono: full version by ~otherwise
Happy New Year 2013 by ~sercantunali
A Time To Reflect...I don't know about you, but in between Christmas and New Year's Eve, I usually take some time to reflect upon certain things...A Time To Reflect...5 months ago in Journal Scraps More Like This
Things I want to do better, things I have done wrong, things I want to change.
Make more time for my friends, is one of them.
Somehow I keep losing them, because I don't spend enough time with them. Out of heart, out of mind it seems.
Make more time for my hobby and my book.
Between work, getting up, working, arranging new shoots and playing Guild Wars 2, answering messages and checking out art here, taking care of the household and other stuff. Well, in between that, I find it hard to concentrate on my pictures I find.
It's like, oh yeah, I so want to get it right! And then I'm losing concentration and go arrange something else. And it stays behind.
Go and explore strange new wor...uhm, things.
Which I have done the last few weeks already. Instead of chicken meat, I ate some deer meat yesterday.
Instead of orange, I ate some exotic fruit with a weird sounding
intoxicated reindeers.yeah, merry that thing, people. )))))))))intoxicated reindeers.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas!CLICK THIS FOR FESTIVE CHEERMerry Christmas!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
To Be Seen .19A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .195 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in #communityrelations that you would like/we coul
Another shooting huh?Fuckwad.Another shooting huh?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm not really surprised or upset over the fact that there's been another shooting...as depressing as that is we've had so many this year alone that I've become almost desensitized to them (which is another discussion in its own right).
What really rustles my jimmies about this one...from what I heard, 18 children, yes children ages ranging from 5 to 10, were mercilessly killed alongside school administrators at an elementary school in Connecticut this morning.
What the fuck is wrong with this world? What the fuck is wrong with people these days? What the fuck sort of place do we live in these days where not even elementary grade kids are safe from fuckwad psychos like this asswipe (who thankfully capped himself)?
And before anyone says it, no outlawing guns won't do a damn thing (because criminals are going to get guns anyways because they don't give two fucking shits about the law. That's why they're criminals!), now