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
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones1 year 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
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
VideosHey all! Sorry I have been so quiet! been swamped. I want to share some videos with youVideos2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Twilight the UnicornAnimated by a fellow team member and friend! http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvelopeBronyTwilight the Unicorn2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go watch! Parody of Charlie the Unicorn by Secret Agent Bob.
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
30 Day Fanart ChallengeSo this dA account is supposed to be my fanart account (Although for the most part it's just been my Despicable Me fanart account) but I always meant to do some fanart for other things I like too, so I'm creating this meme. It's basically for anyone who wants to do it, but I'm going to be doing it too.30 Day Fanart Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Draw one piece of fanart every day. Can be as simple or as complicated as you like.
*Fanart can be of anything in books, movies, video games, manga, anime, television and comic books but each day has to be dedicated to something different, not the same book, movie, video game etc.
That's it, it's pretty open.
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
Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ][1,000 for voters]Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi, dear friends!
Now it's time to vote for your favorite entry in Draw Tom Ripley Contest.
To make this vote orderly and easy to count, please read all the rules before you vote.
Who can vote?
Anyone who has account in dA before 1 February 2012 can vote.
Contestants can vote and have chance to win prize for voters too, but contestant can't vote for his own entry.
When can I vote?
You can vote now until the last minute of 31 March 2012, GMT
Check the GMT time here http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/current-time/
How can I vote?
You must vote for one entry only.
Point CommissionsYeah, opening these up. Maybe someone'll be interested.Point Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sketches*: 2 Points
Examples: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maj439GkAT1qlfzmzo2_500.png http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9e3jqyvHy1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m93azkIR4F1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8vurxanWO1qlfzmzo1_500.png (NSFW)
Additional characters: +1 Point
*Sketches will be cleaner than this.
Lineart: 5 Points
Additional Characters: +3 Points
Flat Colors: 7 Points
Additional Characters: +4 Points
Fully Shaded: 10 Points
Examples: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mad28zcz8v1qlfzmzo1_500.png http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma2ij3kf1c1qlfzmzo1_500.png
Additional Characters: +5 Points
Adding a background: + 10 Points
WHAT YOU DO
Please send me a note with your request, and please be as specific as possible. Relationsh
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!3 weeks ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
I will be leaving dA for two years..Hey my awesome watchers and friends!I will be leaving dA for two years..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, yes, like the title says, I will be leaving dA for two years as of the 18th of April, so in about a week. This is a tough decision, as dA has become an important part of my life, because I am actually trying to build up a living with my art. But you should know, that I am a Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.. ) and I am 18, close to 19, so I am going on a mission. That means I will be going to the Alpine region (Switzerland, Austria, South-Germany) and talk to the people about what I believe in. You have to know, that this is something I carefully considered and I have a strong belief in God and so I want to share the joy my religion has brought me. The mission will be for two years and I wont have the time to upload any art to dA. My sister PixieCold will keep you up to date through journals on my page here, so you know what I am doing and how my life is going!
Please, if you disagree with
Updates013/03/13Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all! Just a reminder that you have two weeks left for Round 1. If you are in need of an extension please send us a note to let us know.
Also, for those interested here's another OCT for you to check into :iconFarewill:
That's all for now. Good luck!
Hello all! Just wanted you all to know that you should be able to submit artwork to the gallery now. If you have any little doodles that you've drawn, go ahead and send them in or send us a note. We love fanart!
Note: We still would you like you to note your Round 1 to us once you have finished.
The Friday Chat is now Closed.
Just a heads up: The Monday Chat is now being moved to Friday~
Also, for those who requested critiques, our judges are currently working on them, and you can expect to receive a response within the next two weeks.
Alright guys we're getting down to the wire. You have approximately 2 1/2 days left to finish your auditi
Full Anthro Tutorial coming up...(INFO)So I've started to work on a Tutorial for anthro works. I'll try to sumbit it soon...but no promisesFull Anthro Tutorial coming up...(INFO)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Warning: you cannot start as a beginner, you'll need to know at least human anotomy, so study that until I submit it if you want it to be accurate.
It's gonna feature:
and perhaps more...
If you know how to draw anime already then this will perfect for you (that's how I started anthro, through anime)
So study your anatomy, and i'll be with you in a bit c: .
And this so you know it's not a late April fools
To all of those who think they have no talent,Just a quick reminder that art is art, no matter if it's a stick figure or paintings from Picasso.To all of those who think they have no talent,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me and my friend were talking about art teachers and how I dropped out of art a few years ago because I didn't like being that something I did out of my own creativity was wrong.
It certainly wasn't wrong, and I know plenty of others who would agree.
Sure we can let teachers guide us; that's what they're there for.
To help us learn about the ways of art and how to get better.
But they shouldn't tell you that your art isn't good because it "looks bad" or isn't what THEY want.
Personally, I appreciate anyone who is willing to draw/paint/write literature/etc and post it on the internet or anywhere else.
Because truthfully, all art is beautiful.
It's a perfect way to express who we are.
Even if it's a stick figure.
I MEAN. Who DOESN'T enjoy cute stick figure comics? I love them!
So if you think you're not an artist or your art isn't good enough, rethink that and know that art is art no matter
Crimson Map Pack TrailerVideo embedded below. The Crimson Map Pack will be released on December 10, 2012 for 800 MS Points, or free if you have the War Games Season Pass.Crimson Map Pack Trailer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
Tutorial - How to draw foldsHere is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0Tutorial - How to draw folds5 days ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
.: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:.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
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)7 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. (
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?8 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