Tutorial Showcase #2DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new #TutorialsForYou journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!
Theme for this time is:
This web interface tutorial is about how to create a sleek portfolio layout. It is very well designed and color choice on this interface is fantastic. I also like the tutorial process as it is really well ex
Art Block |B|L|A|S|T|E|R|_|1|There hasn't been an artist out there who hasn't gone through some form of "Art Block" every now and then in their lives, and it's never any fun when that happens. Well, today we introduce our new series "Art Block Blaster", which is a series of features we're putting together in order to inspire you and to help you get through those rough patches of art blocks!!! When an art block happens, nothing better than try new things and learn new techniques!!!Art Block |B|L|A|S|T|E|R|_|1|2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Drawing & Painting Tutorials:
Artists Toolbox: Digital Tutorials and Fur Brushes by KovoWolf What Ruins A Painting? by Goodnight-Melbourne Drawing Tutorial by Miosita TUTORIAL pack-Paint a realistic face on PHOTHOP. by Lilian-Vorne
Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion by MariaSemelevich Dress-Up Tutorial by TouchofArtistry Warm and Cool Tutorial by TouchofArtistry Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland by MariaSemelevich Water Samus Tutorial by TylerReitan Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR Photomanipulation walkthrough by tamaraR
Inspiration: art blogs (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: art blogs (part 1)6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here are some of my favorite art blogs that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
A fantasy art collective that brings together an all-star line-up of illustrators and designers with daily insights into the thinking behind the art of contemporary fantastic art. Great insights from spectacular artists, such as beyond creative and inspiring DanLuVisiArt .
Website - muddycolors.blogspot.com.
Here is a cool video - painting demo by Rebecca Guay on their youtube channel.
A daily weblog by Dinotopia creator
Tips: How to make thy comment meaningfulTips: How to make thy comment meaningful1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Making one's comment meaningful and making it count has many benefits, especially in the art world.
Single words praise really does hold little weight, and just not making any comment also don't earn anyone anything, so bringing it up another level is good for both the artist, and the appreciator.
1. It starts conversations, and make friends: When you comment on people's work around, not limited to the artists you admire but also artists you can buddy with on different levels, you will find yourself rich with many art friends to discuss your own work and joy with. You will also find this skill useful when you make it into the professional world where you would be making comments to make connections.
2. Gets comments for your own work: when you give people meaningful comments that rewards them, you can ask for feedback for your own work easier, because you have invested in their work first. If you cold-call it's harder t
Resources for adoptable artistsThought about it for a moment and figured I should probably elaborate more on the last poll I did - So here's a list of specific things from me you can use as templates.Resources for adoptable artists2 months ago in Personal More Like This
My auction layouts:
Feel free to copy/paste my artist's comments/descriptions and use them as templates.
My custom form:
*Up to ____ rarity permitted*
Colors (can be a palette, description or picture):
Desired traits, if specific:
Other (specific markings, eye color, etc):
Also check out my adoptable resources!
Financial Resources Available to ArtistsFrom time to time around dA you may see your fellow deviants faced with unplanned or unforeseen financial crises write journals asking for donations. One of the great things about dA is that the majority of the collective community here is comprised of like-minded individuals and we are all greatly aware of the financial burdens that we as creatives may face from time to time.Financial Resources Available to Artists11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When the need is urgent or if your profession is being threatened because of a catastrophe, you may need more funding than what can be raised through dA. In such a circumstance, it would be in your best interest to seek out emergency funding through a grant. Please note that some of these grants cannot be funded to hobbyists, students, or self taught artists.
Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
· The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Offers lists of emergency funds for artists in a variety of
The Founder's SpeechDear Members,The Founder's Speech3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Group has been alive for 1 year and after hours of thinking and lots of discussions, I should make clear what this is all about, therefore there should be no problems afterwards.
First of all, when I created this group, I was a user on deviantART for a month and I didn't expect that it would get that much success, especially in less than a month.
When I created this group I had in mind a group that will publish and support different kinds of Media (all art), hence the name "All Art Support". Pretty soon I realized that I couldn't provide the support as a group, that's why I had to create the RuleS. The bigger the group got, more strict the RuleS became, because we cannot accept 2000 works (when most of them are not "complete") every week, we really respect the group messages that you get.
How will you get your support when no one will respect your work from the group messages they are gettin
let's get real guysso the original species craze on dA is... well crazylet's get real guys3 months ago in Personal More Like This
it's a bunch of young people who don't have rent or food to pay for spending their parent's money on sushi dogs and Tokotas and Minkins and Cinnadogs and Waterdogs and all sorts of things
but it's a bad idea and it's a reALLY UNSAFE MARKET TO BE IN
so let's say you buy a Minkin for $200
that's all well and good, now you have a Minkin that you can draw and have fun with and roleplay and all that cute stuff
but here's the issue: Minkins don't have a trademark
they have no law protecting them from being reproduced by the people who didn't pay for them
the only thing between you and a Minkin-thief is moral obligation
so yeah you BOUGHT the thing for $200... but if I decided to start drawing your Minkin and adopt it as my own, there is literally nothing you can do about it besides get a group of dA artists to come troll me until I delete my account.
and that's what would happen if you REALISED that I took it. Say you paid a pretty penny f
List of shortcuts + 100 members!!!Hi everyone!List of shortcuts + 100 members!!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FireAlpaca 1.0.35 is out Remember to download the newest version if you haven´t already! Also, check out the nifty Japanese site with lots of cute Alpaca illustrations: http://firealpaca.com/ (if it tries to go back to other language, just go to the top bar and choose the little Japan flag).
We´re past 100 members! You people rock! It´s awesome that this little group keeps expanding. Share the love! ^o^)/
List of shortcut hotkeys Everythingfirealpaca on tumblr compiled a list of shortcuts for FireAlpaca that I´m sure everyone will find really useful, so I´m posting it here:
Note: This is a list of Mac shortcuts, please see the reference below. Also, some commands like Quit will not work on PC, so I´ve added the PC one.
"(Cmmd is Ctrl, Delete is Backspace, and Option is Alt on PC):
Cmmd+Option+drag = resize brush
Shift = draw straight line
The Well is NOW OPEN AGAIN *yay*A few changes have been made.The Well is NOW OPEN AGAIN *yay*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you did not get it in your message center, the FAQ has been updated. Please check it out - lots of updates there (too many to do a mini-journal about it - sorry).
We have consolidated several blogs, namely the review (x2), join and mission statement blogs. We now have a JOIN THIS GROUP blog and a MAKE A WISH blog instead now linked on the profile page.
The review process has changed somewhat - please read the JOIN THIS GROUP blog and MAKE A WISH blog (or the FAQ) to get up to speed on that. It is much more simplified now with less commenting and more noting the group for the sake of privacy, quality and tracking. For the most part, this will not affect current members with wishes listed, but it will affect all members without wishes listed and all current non-members.
We are working on overhauling the Pending wishlist - needs to be organized most horribly! Once we get that underway, we will be doing another wishlist archive, so the granted list
Just Smile and Nod: Chapter 0 [Prologue]Just Smile and Nod: Chapter 0 [Prologue]2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I draw the people I hate at school. You see them everywhere, just walking down the halls with their fake personalities; their smiles and charms… even though secretly, behind each other's backs, they're cheating and spreading rumors and destroying the other's social status. And then I see them in the bathrooms, crying and puking up the last of what is already nauseating cafeteria food; because word got around that they gained weight or that they didn't have a perfect body.
And there I sit, watching point blank, as this disturbing and chaotic institute houses all these hormonal schizophrenics, still convincing us all it’s a high school and not Asylum. Those fabricated and altered personas around me seem to be never ending. Perhaps directors and movie producers should come here for their casting roles. Our drama club sucks ass, but the fake smiled masks and happy giddy girls that walk arm in arm are the masters of the
Tea PaintingArtist's ToolboxTea Painting6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It smells lovely and gives beautiful sepia tones and great textures - what's not to love about tea and coffee painting?
Different effects and shades can be acquired by using different kinds of tea. Black tea is the easiest to use, since it's also the easiest to make the darkest essence with it, while white tea and green tea are much harder in this manner. I prefer teabags (only for painting though), but using leafy tea can create interesting textures, if you leave the leaves on paper until the whole layer dries. You can use tea bags as stamps!
Painting with coffee is similar, although the differences in shade aren't that significant. You need to be careful with instant coffee - thick layers can get sticky and shiny even after it's dry. Ground coffee and textures go along very well, if you leave the grounds on paper, ju
March Book Club: American Born ChineseYay! It's March! You know what that means – spring and time to thaw out! Also time for another month of CRLiterature's book club!March Book Club: American Born Chinese2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What We're Doing
This month we'll be reading American Born Chinese, a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. We will be stopping at page 130 for the mid-month discussion on March 15 with spoilers up until that point. (It's after the scene with Danny and Steve in the gym). At our end-of-the-month discussion, we will be discussing the entire book, with all the spoilers. So get reading!!
You can find this book at your local library or bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as
Themed Feature: Animals and Invertebrates IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of my new job I have to move to another city (again *sigh*). Because of that and the fact, that I won't have internet for some time I probably will not be able to post any features in April and maybe May. Please bear with me! The feature series will be back with a brand new under-appreciated feature as soon as possible.Themed Feature: Animals and Invertebrates1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents a brand-new feature of our themed feature series! This time we want to honour artworks based on the premise Spring is coming, submitted from 11th to 25th March.
There will be a new feature every week on wednesday alternating a themed feature and a feature for the under-appreciated artworks. To be featured, please make sure to submit your works to the right folder that can be found in the group's favou
Upcoming Contests - Updated Daily!Contests ending within the next 4 weeks are listed below, ordered by deadline. To search all contests, use the Contest Directory:Upcoming Contests - Updated Daily!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the instructions in the Contest Submission Form to add your contest to this list and be seen by our 10,000+ watchers, absolutely free!
To get an exclusive feature for your contest in our profile page poll widget, follow the instructions here: Contest Feature
Do you have an hour to spare each week and like earning points? Become a moderator for this group by sending a note to missimoinsane with the title "All Staff Requirements"
Moderating this group and financing the Winners Package requires quite a few points every month. To allow us to continue running
Contest~Valentine's Day-WinnersContest~Valentine's Day-Winners3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Valentine's Day Contest :iconpurpleheartplz:
Architecture, Urban And Rural Spotlight Vol. 84BokehLight'sArchitecture, Urban And Rural Spotlight Vol. 841 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 84
Architecture, Urban And Rural
Les dessous de la Dame
The Queen - Chess Series IV
PE: Adoptables[deviantART related]PE: Adoptables9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Adoptables are Original Characters, short OC, created by one deviant to be obtained by others.
There are different ways of how to get hold of them, that will be explained in detail further below of this article.
While the copyright and the idea remains to be property of the adoptable creator, the new owner usually has the right to do "whatever they want" with the OC.
That means, they can change certain characteristics of the overall look, can give them names, can create background stories and everything else that makes them a complex character. Additionally to that they can use that adopt to be used as avatars, in new artworks, as page dolls, as characters in stories or RPG and much more.
Of course there are still rules by the original creator that should be followed.
Mostly people who are not much into visual art and those that have a hard time to come up with original characters themselves do benefit from them. Adoptables are always pre-made and that means you al
Spring Is Right Around The CornerIt Must Be SpringSpring Is Right Around The Corner2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Hush, Can you hear it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Winter's day is past.
Soft, Can you feel it?
The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, Can you see them?
The primrose in the lane,
Now you must believe it -
Spring is here again.
by May Fenn
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The swan approacheth by GogglesOfEscape Cute Guys by ordinarygirl1
Collection: Blue CollarCollection: Blue Collar1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
What does it mean to be “blue collar?”
It means that what you sell for a living is your labor and whatever special knowledge and skills you have accumulated facilitate your ability to do a particular job and do it well. It means achieving raises and benefits to help you survive your retirement years.
Blue collar means stock market speculation and silver-tongued salesmanship have no place in your life. It means depending upon mostly you
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
Putting yourself out thereThe Internet is the great equalizer. Household names used to be people we saw on TV, in movies, or writers of the most famous books and syndicated articles. Now, it's not strange for a YouTube personality, online cooking blogger, or comedy tweeter with a 9-to-5 job to be mentioned around the dinner table.Putting yourself out there2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Often these online personalities are a lot more approachable online than celebrities for the simple fact that they engage with their fans. Sure, some celebrities are pretty good about replying on Facebook or Twitter, and, yes, submitting something to an ESPN anchor might get you a shoutout on TV, but for the large part, people who are active online want to talk to you, want to converse, want your feedback, and want to engage.
Kind of like in real life, sitting on the sidelines and cruising the Internet silently is a fine way to get information, but to get that real kindred connection, you need to participate. And, better than real life, you can delet