Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Miralce Of Sound - Sovngarde SongFrom the mists of the mountains a deafening callMiralce Of Sound - Sovngarde Song2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bellows down over the plains
On a host of battle-worn ears it does fall
Pushing out through the thunder and rain
These men of the north they have suffered too long
The anger it swells in their veins
Of the spirited roars of lost warriors' songs
Distant echoes are all that remain
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
With this Sovngarde song in our ears
And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song
Conquer the anger and ravenous rage!
Make it a part of your power
Pummeling down let your bloodlust engage!
Under your force they will cower
Feeling the fury so pure and so bright
Breaking the bonds of surrender
Under the moon for our home we will fight
And we will die to defend her
And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky's frozen tears
And no more we'll be silent
CONTEST!!hi eveyone! I have a new contest!! >w< and now is for points but this is no just my contest is :iconcynthia-elizabeth:'s contest too XD and now here is everything you need to know about our contest :3 please read everything :3CONTEST!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
YOU'LL HAVE TO DRAW AIDA Y NARI IN YOUR ENTRY OK!?
1- :iconcynthia-elizabeth:' OC
2- :iconsakurakiel: OC
(naruto style) (RTN style )
(casual style) outfit XD by SakuraKiel Prom Gown by SakuraKiel
(lolita style) kuroshitsuki cosplay by SakuraKiel :thumb340403215:
(halloween style) point commissions 12-7-2 by rika-dono
(other style) point commissions 10-4 by rika-dono
1-you must draw nari and aida in all the pics you want to do, we don't care about the pose, style or anything
2- no edits, bases or sketchs plea
Self-Improvement Blog continued!Hey hey!Self-Improvement Blog continued!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I would like to thank the charming :iconKneeling-Glory: for giving me this one month subscription. I feel like I've been wasting it so I'm continuing the feature which I was supposed to do a while ago As a continuation of Late New Years Resolution http://charmed-ravenclaw.deviantart.com/journal/Late-New-Years-Resolution-Self-Improvement-Part-1-283400501 here are some other things I'd like to get better at in 2012!
I attempted to focus on perspective the other day. Didn't go so well but I found some great tutes!
An extra crease/folds tute!
An excellent Light and shadow tute! And closely related, a lineart one:
A really useful one for referencing poses!
The BASICS : Using References by Shattered-Earth
2. Specific objects I'd like to get better at drawing:
a) Comic p
Cool, Check These Pokemon OutStuff I SayCool, Check These Pokemon Out1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is very heart warming to see other artists inspired by my works. The greatest compliment is to see someone else mimic you and that certainly holds true. If I missed any one's piece inspired by me, just leave a link to it in the comments and I'll throw it up here. Check these out.
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A little stressed...Personal Art?What? I hardly know the meaning of the word anymore XDA little stressed...Personal Art?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I've been finding myself a little stressed these past few weeks...I am trying to transfer colleges, my brother moved out for college, I have so much work...everything is just so stressful.
And then I looked back on my workload for the summer and realized that I really haven't created anything for myself. Art is really what keeps me going and feeling happy...the fact that I haven't really taken any time for myself this summer was quite a bummer. I just want one piece to hang up in my room to call my own.
I'm not making this journal to whine though! Quite the opposite. I found myself sketching out a large dragon on a piece of 24inch bristol board this morning, and I knew I wanted to finish him This project could take a few days, but I am hell-bent on getting it done. It really would be nice to finish him and have something big all to myself It seems like all of the big works I create nowad
Halo: The Fallen TeaserVideo embedded below.Halo: The Fallen Teaser1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is this, I don't even...Guys, I...I don't know.What is this, I don't even...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's from Yugioh. But...seriously? This is the monster design they were going for with this guy? Couldn't the dragon head be on his tail or something?
I know the Japanese can be weird at times, but really, guys? Who got wasted on the sake to make this monster?
I think I'm gonna go cuddle with Neltharion. Because that scares me.
.:The Templars in Assassin's Creed Black Flag:.The chaos in the Caribbean at the time that elapses Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag allows to the Templars take the opportunity to increase its influence in the region. In our history, this secret sect includes historical figures like Governor Woodes Rogers and the pirate Benjamin Hornigold. Due to the political turmoil of the time, Edward Kenway will have to see what's behind the masks of these public figures to progress as Assassin. Both officers and criminals have ulterior motives and doesn't always act with bad intentions. The governor of Havana, Laureano de Torres y Ayala, is one of those enemies and he's Templar..:The Templars in Assassin's Creed Black Flag:.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Animated Halo 4 Wallpapers for Windows 7 and VistaAll instructions are provided within the README.txt files within each zip file.Animated Halo 4 Wallpapers for Windows 7 and Vista1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First zip contains many short (under 30 seconds long) 1080p widescreen footage
Second zip contains a single Requiem loop (1 minute 30 seconds long) 142mb 1080p widescreen footage
LES AMIS ZODIAC HEADCANONS (because I can)I think of writing a fafiction (but in Polish, guys) and I did some zodiac headcanons for Les Amis de l'ABC. Enjoy! (and tell me what you think, although I won't change a thing, I'm just curious uwu)LES AMIS ZODIAC HEADCANONS (because I can)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
(AND BY THE WAY YES, IT'S KORDIAN AS GAVROCHE)
1. Enjolras : Aries - main characteristics: Aries lives on an eternal rush, strives towards their life goal, is ambitious and whatever they do, you can't just stop them. Aries is a leader and symbolizes strength and hardiness. They're eloquent, direct, passionate, very brave and firm. Aries' color is red, their best day of week is Tuesday and their most sensitive and visual parts of the body are: head, hair, face and forehead. (
Pokemon Drawing VideoStuff I SayPokemon Drawing Video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Special thanks to DanteHO for helping me put this together. Music in order is Music in order is: Breezeblock by Camo and Krooked, Oxygen-SG by SKILLZmakeKILLZ, OperationEvolution (RMX[nac]) by Stratkat, Dream of Sanctity by Rainwave, We Believe Ep 4 by F-777, and Finale by Madeon.
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FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have
Mentorship Project - Assignment #2 SilhouettesSo remember the time I said I'd post the assignment up really quick like? I'm a horrible liar and I am sorry.Mentorship Project - Assignment #2 Silhouettes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SO anyway let's get this thing officially rolling! YEAH! Before work pulls me into the abyss again.
We're going to be working on silhouettes!
ex: http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/Elyzius/cartoon_silhouettes.gif , http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m173a59xhg1qcbajko1_1280.jpg
A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject.
"When an object's silhouette is difficult to make out, we have a tough time keeping track of what we're seeing. It's why so many comics and drawings use the visual shorthand out outlining figures and objects. The shades and values of an object are secondary to the basic shape when it comes to recognition. As such, effectively managing silhouettes is a vital tool for visual narratives." - Aaron Diaz
Notice how you can probably easil
Letter From My Art TeacherThis is amazing! Going through my bank statements I found a folder of items my parents kept throughout my years of school. In it I found an appreciation letter my High School art teacher made for my parents. Check it out below... Oh and my real name is Christopher.Letter From My Art Teacher2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To whom it may concern:
I have Known Christopher for the past 4 years. I have found him to be thoughtful and thorough. This is evident in all written work as well as the projects he did for class. More than once he came into the art room to get help on proportion or values (shading) during lunch break or before school. He seems very eager to learn.
Christopher has a natural curiosity and always wants to improve. He took art classes more than once. I remember how surprised he was the first time I asked if I could put one of his drawings in an art show. After class he asked, "is it really good enough to be in an ar
100 points GiveawayResults are out here: LINK100 points Giveaway7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am doing a small social experiment here in dA and would like to get your participation.
This is a social experiment!
I will not take any criticism from you on this experiment
If you do not intend to participate you may leave immediately
The experiment: To analyze the effect of point giveaways in deviantART.
I'll give away 80 points to a lucky winner! And 20 points to the runner up.
Things that you need to do to participate are:
Step1: FAV this article.
Step2: Watch me CypherVisor (Ignore if you already watch me)
Step3: Vote in this poll: LINK
How will the winner(s) be chosen?
A random number generator will be used to choose two random winners (1st time for
Twilight the UnicornAnimated by a fellow team member and friend! http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvelopeBronyTwilight the Unicorn1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Go watch! Parody of Charlie the Unicorn by Secret Agent Bob.
New Matchmaking Playlist + H4 MythbustersA playlist update will occur on Monday, Nov. 19, and will add Team Snipers to the fray. The following is Team Sniper's maps and settings.New Matchmaking Playlist + H4 Mythbusters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Teams - 4v4
Score to Win - 600 [60 Kills]
Loadouts - UNSC Sniper Rifle Only
Ammo - Unlimited
Time Limit - 12 minutes
Grenades - Disabled
Ordnance - Disabled
Because of Team SWAT's popularity it will remain part of the playlist rotation. The following changes have been applied on other maps:
Added a new variant to Ragnarok CTF, which removed Banshees
Fixed an exploit location on Ragnarok
Added two Mantises to Meltdown BTB
Improved spawning for CTF and Infinity Slayer on Complex
Bungie and Halo 2 carried the torch for Xbox Live: http://www.examiner.com/article/bungie-and-halo-2-carried-the-torch-for-xbox-live
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
How it began :)First of thank you Theta Helion for the three month. Totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciatedHow it began :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get asked a lot how I have surrounded myself with a nice array of models. It truly is very hard to do in the beginning. Sites like model mayhem are good but can be mind numbing. So how did it all happen?
As a young man, I fell in love with hooters wings. Everywhere I travelled, I made it a point to check out the "local" hooters. Now this was in my late teens, early twenties. Fast forward to two years ago. I had started doing the model mayhem thing and there I found a few women and it was cool but hard at the same time. I had just started shooting and had zero port. Luckily though there are a lot of women who want to be models and if your not a total freak and weird you can shoot them. Still wasn't satisfied.
So I went up to the local hooters and it hit me. Tons of women, most gorgeous, build a good rep and bam it might work haha. So Abe and I talked one into coming into the studio
I got...an F in life XDI stole this from someoneeI got...an F in life XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] You have a boyfriend/girlfriend. (>w
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
How to gain popularityI've had various people ask me what they can do to get noticed on DA so I'll write a little journal about my experience with various methods of getting your stuff out there.How to gain popularity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am not at all claiming to be popular myself, I'm just providing feedback.
1. USE GROUPS
Seriously people. It's probably one of THE best ways to get exposure.
There are so many groups too! You will always be able to find one that is suited to your art.
Groups are effective because it gets your artwork exposed to a new batch of watchers (the people who watch the group) besides your own. Try to join groups with lots of members and watchers, as these will give you the most views.
A really great group to gain exposure from is :icongetwatchers:
2. USE THE THUMBSHARE FORUM AND CHAT
Lots of people go to the thumbshare forum and the thumbchat to find new artists to watch and to share their works. These are great places to meet new people and aquire feedback on your deviatio
START MAKING PONIESI put together a little pattern that should give you good results and be easy to make. So why am I just giving this pattern away? Well, for one obvious reason - I'm not Hasbro, and I'm too pretty to survive long in prison*. But seriously, we all know plushies can go for helluva money and not everyone can afford to drop that sort of cash. Making your own pony is harder, but if you're willing to learn a few basic crafting techniques you can do it. And if it weren't for other people sharing their patterns and techniques, I wouldn't have learned anything myself. So, have fun and start sewing!START MAKING PONIES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm working on the tutorial, took a bunch of pictures already but I kind of suck at explaining things so it will probably be a few days. It's easy enough to figure out if you've done some sewing before, though.
If you're interested in plushies . . .
We'll be having a contest in the next few weeks (gotta get prizes arranged), and we don't reject art based on your skill level, so