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|7 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 WakefieldDesigns Warm and Cool Tutorial by WakefieldDesigns 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)1 year 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
Art Block of DoomDo you know that sinking feeling...?Art Block of Doom5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the ART BLOCK OF DOOM!
...and it's come to stay!
There has to be a way out...
But how do you get there?
Personally, I've tried the following - sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't (lately it seems it doesn't, but maybe I just haven't figured the right combination out yet). If you have other tips and tricks to deal with art block, leave a comment and share, pretty please :flirt:
1. Leave it be for a while and do something else
Go outside, spend time with your family and friends, dance the nigh
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
The Founder's SpeechDear Members,The Founder's Speech4 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
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 Artists1 year 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
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 artists7 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!
let's get real guysso the original species craze on dA is... well crazylet's get real guys9 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
Art Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival GuideFellow deviants struggling with art block: fear no more! - I am here for youArt Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival Guide7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since I have a loooot of experience with this common and scary phenomenon, I've decided I should share the knowledge: in this journal I'll give you my theories about types, causes and all the solutions I know of for art blocks :3 I hope this helps! (I think it can be useful even if you're not currently in a block!)
Alright, art block is a phase absolutely every single artist in the world goes through at some point in their artistic journey, usually many times. It's basically a seemingly random period of time where you seem to have no motivation/inspiration/will to draw, and/or nothing you draw seems to look right.
There are different types of art blocks, the main difference between them being the cause, and thus each type calls for a different approach. I believe the types are:
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
Creative Contracts for DummiesArt in the Professions WeekCreative Contracts for Dummies5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm not a lawyer. This isn't legal advice. My professional insurance does not cover this article. Also:
"The article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship, attorney-client privilege, or legal or practical advice of any sort. [Dongs.]" - haldron
If you're looking at a contract that's terrifying you or involves a ludicrous amount of money or whatever, please consult a local lawyer in your jurisdiction who can help you more directly. This is an article intended to gloss over standard creative contracts from the perspective of a contractor/employee and an employer, and to try and make you realize why you should probably use one - plus a few tips I've learned over the years on both sides of these contracts. Now buckle up and enjoy the read.
Contracts. Some people love them (and rightfully so); some people fear them; some people genuinely don't know wha
Just Smile and Nod: Chapter 0 [Prologue]Just Smile and Nod: Chapter 0 [Prologue]8 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
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 Chinese7 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
Random Feature#2 : Warm ColorsHellooooooo dear members! IT'S TIME FOR A NEW RANDOM FEATURE!Random Feature#2 : Warm Colors5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This time I said goodbye to my blue/night/starry works *tears forever* and I said welcome to some wonderful works with red/orange/yellow
Enjoy these wonderful works
Losing my head by SoulcolorsArt
Rose Garden by Ithildiel
I wish to be here by Lior-Art
The Consumption of Individuality by TylerReitan
...Spring Dance... by EsotericIllusion
The Photographer by nitchwarmer
Evil Kin by Ideasplayer
PE: Adoptables[deviantART related]PE: Adoptables1 year 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
Resources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions'Official' Pricing Your Commissions or Artwork ThreadResources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Journal version resource of forum's thread and 5th in the series of Resources For Artists
General Art and Digital Art forum are always inundated with threads (here l here) about how to price ones' commissions every few days. Rather than creating such a thread everytime, use this 'official' thread for asking questions, providing answers to anyone who might have individual questions, or finding out information provided here about how to go on about pricing your commissions.
This is for both digital and traditional artists out there!
This is version 2
Collection: Blue CollarCollection: Blue Collar7 months 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
Are you being honest with yourself?As part of becoming good at something you need to be able to reflect upon yourself. Judge your own abilities and work and consider the possibility that what ever you have been doing it wrong all along. Or perhaps you're actually being to hard on yourself and you're better than your conscious is telling you. (This is bad too because it leads to insecurities.)Are you being honest with yourself?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Signs that you might overestimate your current skills.
Do you often feel these things when you look upon work from good artists?:
I can totally do this too.
This is not so hard, I can do this faster.
My work is way more interesting.
It's not fair that this person gets way more attention than I do.
Why am I not being recognized for my skills.
This other technique is cheating! (photo-bashing, using reference, filters, effects etc)
I don't need to draw and learn all day to become this good.
I spend 2 hours on a painting, Masterpiece!!
Signs that you might underestimate your skills.
Do you ofte
Tuesday Tip: Move Yo' Body, Every-EverybodyTuesday Tip: Move Yo' Body, Every-Everybody3 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Move yo body, come on now everybody"
Hey there people! Just your friendly neighborhood Mtn-Man here to bring you another one of his lengthy, drawn out, long-winded Tuesday Tip!
So, as some of you might or might not know :iconrising-artists: has recently started hosting an advice column for members to ask questions to the admin team. Well, for our most current advice column, the questions all seemed to be centered around one specific topic: Anatomy. Not all questions were exactly the same, so for this tip, I'm pretty much just going to do a basic run through of a bit of human anatomy, proportions, and gesture.
Many artists debate the question, “Why should you study anatomy?” But it’s less often that you hear an equally important question: “How do you study anatomy?
Ways to avoid art depressionSome Ways to Avoid An Art DepressionWays to avoid art depression4 months ago in Personal More Like This
(reposted because I thought it’s time and needed again)
Ok folks, Maybe this will help one or two of you, who are too much into a depression.
It sounds silly for some, but respect that I write this for people who have some trouble.
When you find grammar mistakes, then sorry, as a german it is not easy writing so much english text.
1. Don’t compare your art with the best out there.
- A problem every artist has is that he compares himself in his development phase with artists who have their style or are big in the buisness. You cannot critisize yourself not being Picasso in the first day, guys.
Do a fair and reasonable comparison. Accept that you are on a special niveau in your development and compare yourself with people on your niveau. That means you have to search and work y