George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Graphic Novels with George Pratt premium content series.George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic Shorts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
George Pratt: Definition of a Graphic Novel
George Pratt: Definition of a Comic Book
George Pratt: Sketchbook
George Pratt: Sketchbook Materials
George Pratt: Materials for Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Substrates for Watercolor and Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Reference
George Pratt: Story Development
George Pratt: Materials for Watercolor
Stuff I know about artjust bringing this backStuff I know about art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. How can I improve?
One of the most important things to know about improvement is that anatomy is only one of many things you can improve , so if you feel like you haven't improved just try to look at more than just the anatomy and you'll see that you probably improved in shading,colouring,perspective or lining.
I also see a lot of people complaining about not finding ways to study and improve certain things so here's a list of things you can do:
-Stay away from "how to draw..." books! Most of them are badly written and don't actually teach you anything.
- Use references!
-Be open to any kind of critique! Even if somebody just comments "This sucks" go ahead and ask them why and what you can change to make it look better. Or ask people why they like your art to see what your strong points are. And most importantly don't judge the critique by whom it's from.A lot of artist tend to make the mistake not to take any kind of critique from artists with less ex
Portfolio (The Awesome Version): It's Here!Portfolio is the simplest and most professional tool on the Internet for formal presentation and review of artwork and the best part is: it's available to everyone for FREE!Portfolio (The Awesome Version): It's Here!5 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Start Your Portfolio Now
Your Portfolio sits at a custom domain (.daportfolio.com), and we reserved your user name (but you can use any other available name). All this so you can submit your work without people seeing that goofy stuff on your user page.
Watch a Cool Demo:
Video by $scir
All Free Portfolios Feature:
Up to 4 galleries of artwork, each featuring up to 18 images.
A Portfolio storage area which allows you to host additional images for quick
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
Monthly Glowchu Feature (August)♥ Featured Glowchu(s) of the MonthMonthly Glowchu Feature (August)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
♥ Partners in Crime ♥
♥ Rules and Information
Due to relatively popular request and out of similarly relative need, I've decided to start something that we'll call Glowchu Feature Month. Not only will this keep us active, but it will also give the Glowchus with little to no attention the attention they need and deserve. It will be treated as a contest of sorts, so hopefully that will get people interested in participating! Occasionally, we'll also have group features where the point will be to draw all the featured Glowchus together in one picture, but for now, we'll stick with one a month.
♥ Draw the featured Glowchu(s)!
♥ There can be other Glowchus/characters involved in the picture, but the focus HAS to be on the featured Glowchu(s).
♥ I have the right to end the contest if we do not get enough participant
Autumn Contest Time! CLOSEDThank you to everyone who entered! After the extension and some advertising in other groups, a lot of people submitted! The-Legendaerie-LT and I have our work cut out for us. xD Hopefully we can announce the winners in a week or so.Autumn Contest Time! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also... REGULAR SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
Submit to your heart's content!
10/8/12: Also, please answer this poll about our contest prizes: http://poplarleaves.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3202291/
I'd like to know what you guys want the most out of our contests.
9/17/12: Ten days left! If you need some inspiration, here's a really cool autumn-themed mask: http://samidare-jin.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Tunes-183311024
No copying, though! Just something to get you inspired and thinking about autumn.
The theme is Autumn!
Think of anything autumn-related. It can be a holiday, the changes of nature, a tradition... anything related to the season of autumn!
The deadline is September 27 at 12:00 am Central Standard Time. Le
New Contest, 1,500 point grand prize!!As the title says, I've decided to make a new contest, A love themed contest for valentines day . For this contest, you'll have to pick a Pichu/ Pikachu/ Raichu couple, and show them in some kind of romantic light (ex: holding hands, walking in the park, ect. you name it )New Contest, 1,500 point grand prize!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First place is 1, 500 points, second place is 800 points, third place is 500 points, and anyone who participate gets 80 points Sounds fair?! Good, Now get to work!!!! (the deadline for this is February 16th, a few days after valentines day )
And if you don't feel like drawing chu's, then i'm opening another one of those drawing things That I did last month. This time with Krystal the Lopunny (references below )
for this one, sketches are between 50-80 points, drawings with color and no background are between 80-120, and really really well drawn pics with bg, shad
Jon Foster: Digital PaintingAfter importing his traditional painting into Photoshop, Jon continues working with it until he reaches the desired level of finish. This movie shows every keystroke and zooms into each Menu item in great detail; far above the average screen-capture video!Jon Foster: Digital Painting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Premium Content: Parts I and II
Part 1: Jon takes the oil painting image into Photoshop and then explains his "workspace" he has developed inside Photoshop and Painter. Making selection masks in Photoshop is important to Jon, and saving those selections so he can use them later is part of his usual routine. By the way......every keystroke Jon makes is displayed onscreen, as well as zoomed-in close-ups of every Menu selection. State of the art screen capture technology! You will never need to squint at the screen and wonder what Jon is doing with the software!
Part 2: Jon explains the layers palette, image adjustments, adjustment layer
Free videos on Graphic Novel, Drawing, and More!George-Pratt Definition of a Graphic NovelFree videos on Graphic Novel, Drawing, and More!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
George-Pratt Definition of a Comic Book
Jon-Foster Definition of a Book Cover
Jon-Foster Traditional vs Digital Part I
Jon-Foster Traditional vs Digital Part II
Entertainment 2D examples from jason-felix and ron-lemen
Entertainment 3D examples from Brett-Briley-TAD
andrewgordon animation demo reel:
stephen-gregory animation demo reel:
Jon Foster: Oil PaintingJon Foster: Oil Painting1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Jon Foster starts an oil painting using his photo reference. Also, he discusses the importance of good research and how to combine several bits and pieces into a working image. Working with traditional oil paints, he gets the painting to a certain level of finish, then produces a high resolution photograph to import into Photoshop. He finishes the painting as a digital image.
Premium Content: Parts I and II
Part 1: Jon starts with his sketchbook for producing quick ideas, and then goes in-depth about the importance of thumbnails, value studies, producing your own reference, and using bits and pieces of found reference for inspiration. Watch as he starts covering his white canvas with an overall tone to produce the beginning of his wet-into-wet image.
Part 2: Continuing the early stages of the image, Jon shows lots of ways to produce marks with paint, using different painting tools. Ha
Six Good Reasons To Not TraceWe here at stop-tracing have heard the excuses. This time, instead of knocking down the arguments that support tracing, I present to you reasons to not trace.Six Good Reasons To Not Trace6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Tracers don't improve.
Tracing is a really really good way to learn how to... um... trace.
Any good art teacher will tell you this- it's simply not a good way to learn. So many professionals, teachers, drawing books, and so on and so forth will tell you one key thing: "draw from life."
It helps. It looks like it's hard, but it does help immensely, and it's not so hard once you train your hand and eye to work together. When you're tracing, you aren't thinking. Your hand and eye aren't really working together. You're just mindlessly going over the lines. You're being a human Xerox machine.
Some people think that tracing helps you "get a feel" for how to draw the human body- this is simply not true
Contest and a lot of points give away 1 year sub! Deadline for full year premium prize is December 16thContest and a lot of points give away 1 year sub!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I HAVE 3 CONTESTS TO ANOUNCE AND A RAFFLE!
Contest 1. What a usefull pokemon
So. like i said. there would be a Flattening contest to give my extra 1 year Premium Sub
so. we are going to draw your character flattened. but in an not so usual way.
Draw Zip Flattening one of your own
BUT Zip will take advantage of the flattened victim and use him for his owns Purposes.
here are some examples of Zip using others
Remember. do NOT Flatten Zip. because if you do. you might have serious problems with me and I MEAN IT
and here are other flattenings into Objects c: so you have a lot of ideas
:thumb265098581:Layle Tf Sheet by PikacshuCE- Beach Fun by colbyart12C: Flattened Nele by Chigleeeveechu tf comission by Pikacshu
*You can include a lot of characters
*the number of entries is unlimited
*you cant flatte
[CLOSED]700 POINT GIVEAWAY!Yo! What's up y'll?:iconmingplz:[CLOSED]700 POINT GIVEAWAY!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So,I decided to make a lucky day for y'll by giving 1 lucky deviant 700 points!
1. Fav this journal
2.Tell your friends about this giveaway
3.Watching isn't necessary, but appreciated..:iconlazeplz:
4.If you do,please like our F1 in School team FanPage-->https://www.facebook.com/pages/Velaero/162470560604914
Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified via this journal.
The giveaway will close July 19th and winners will be announced the same day.
The date will via Malaysians Standard Time-->http://time.sirim.my/
GOOD LUCK Y'LL!!
SO,THE WINNER IS:
Congrats!!! I'll send the point right-away!!
Thank you for participate y'll!:ic
Regarding personal style.To anyone who is obsessively busy trying to find a style unique to them; don't. It seems to have become some sort of trend nowadays on dA, trying to "find a style", when really it is something quite ridiculous to be doing.Regarding personal style.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you compare it to handwriting, it's like worrying about how to make every single letter of the alphabet both beautiful and unique to you when your spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired, while they are really the most important things to learn first. Sure having a pretty style to look at is nice, just like having a beautiful handwriting. But if all of your other artistic knowledge is falling behind, much like your spelling and grammar, the result will still be unattractive and your art will not reach the viewer in the way that you intended.
So in short, focus on getting better, on gathering knowledge, experience, and practicing, not on finding your own style. Style will happen automatically. Not to mention the fact that if you're a good and experienced eno
PE: Story Planning Week!Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at projecteducate! This week has been teamed back up with CRLiterature and will be focussing on story planning!PE: Story Planning Week!9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mapping etc. There is a huge range of elements that can turn your idea into a strong well-structured novel.
Are you going to tell me how to write a novel?
Not exactly. We can’t tell you how to approach your novel and how to write it from chapter 1 through to the end. We’re not giv
PE: Fan Art vs Original ArtFan Art vs. Manga & Anime: The differencesPE: Fan Art vs Original Art8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Many people have come to me in the past with questions regarding whether their work qualified as Manga & Anime or Fan Art, same happened with many Daily Deviations that were placed in the M&A gallery when they should have been submitted to the Fan Art Gallery, oops!
Do you have doubts regarding the submission process? Wonder no more, we'll unveil all the mysteries surrounding the categories! :iconokie2plz:
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said Fan artwork.
Manga and Anime art, on the other hand, is home for all the artworks that artists have created from scratch and are not related to any preexisting universe nor contain any copyrighted material.
Commission Journal Commissions/Money CommissionsCommission Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I don't do
2. It would best if you note me as it's more organized for me and easier to keep track.
3. I do "Send payment first as well as the details of the commish before starting the picture". Please make note of that!
Each journal skin will only include the coding and a pic of one of your char, if you would like to add an additional char, it would be - +$1 or 80
If you want extra coding to go along with the skin, please specify on what you want
Or, you can order a header commission which you can find below
Simple - 560 /$7
Improving your Manga-styleManga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still dont know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.Improving your Manga-style6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.</i>
Ive been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especi
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
Wanna Draw Like a Professional Manga Artist?Wanna Draw Like a Professional Manga Artist?Wanna Draw Like a Professional Manga Artist?6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anime and manga: a booming industry in many parts of the the world. The beautiful and unique style of art and its exquisite stories enticed many readers and captured many young artist's hearts. This is how I started drawing; my love for manga and anime led me to a love of drawing. But like any abilities, good skills do not come overnight; and they don't come no matter how long you sit and wait for them.
I've hit a roadblock in my advancement so I decided to ask my favorite manga artists their own personal experience. It turned out, many of them had difficulties that I'm currently countering. Their advices are most helpful, and I hope you find them helpful too.
To those who never picked up a pencil to draw outside of manatory art classes in school: Read and see the process and other aspects of becoming a good artist. Maybe they can spark a drawing interest in you.
To those who are casual doodlers: These tips may turn you from casual to hard-c
Secret Santa Art Exchange - Please Adopt Them!!Happy 2013 everyone! I hope you enjoyed your new years celebrations!Secret Santa Art Exchange - Please Adopt Them!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas is now past us, but for a certain 6 pokedorks who applied for our secret santa exchange, they had made a gift, but never received one in return It is our hope that adoptee santas can be found for them with people willing to spread the christmas cheer a little more
If you are willing and able, please apply to adopt one of these people by sending a note to pokedorks titled "Secret Santa Adopt". You will have until Friday, January 18th at 11:59pm EST to complete your gift. This is slightly over 2 weeks, so please ONLY apply if you know with certainty you can complete your gift in this period of time. Of course, you will be rewarded for your generosity, with the full 10EXP for the timely completion of your gift
Have a good year everyone and may 2013 bring you many happy days!
It’s that time of year again, which m
101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.Beware of this scammer! (new alias)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme