Tutorial Tuesday: NatureNature.... oh boy nature. How the hell do we draw nature? It's just so complex and so random. Its impossible to draw something that's so random, right? You just draw it randomly and hope for the best.... Tutorial over.Tutorial Tuesday: Nature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
.... Just kidding! Thats not how we roll here. Believe it or not things in nature are not random, they are very ordered, patterned, and deliberate. Nature is not perfect, but it tries to be and we can use that to our advantage when drawing.
Before we start, it's vital that you spend some time looking at whatever natural thing you want to draw. Everything has its on unique traits. Proportions, patterns, size, these are all things that vary, and depending on the variation will make the difference between a house cat and leopard. And an oak tree from a birch tree. This tutorial is going to focus on helping you identify the patterns that occur in nature.
Lets start with a tree:
MetamorphosisMonths back, I wrote a comic about Jane Fitzpatrick's backstory (which is technically completely 'original,' as Jane and her background are totally separated from any Avatar characters or elements) which was accepted to be included in Grayhaven Comics' upcoming project, 'You Are Alone.' The project's Kickstarter was successful, and so this comic that I wrote and DoodleBuggy did a brilliant job bringing to life is supposed to be published later this year. You Are Not Alone will be: "A 200+ page anthology of hope with tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse." You can find more information about it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1429812861/you-are-not-alone-1Metamorphosis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The comic is finally done! And you can read it here:
It is a standalone piece written for elementary/high school students, but it also serves a small slice of backstory for Jane's character.
It's been a pleasure to work
OC Interaction Con! *DONE*The contest is done and I will be deciding the winners sometime this weekend. Thank you ALL who participated. I will put you all in a raffle and have Brai draw a name. Whoever is picked gets a Full body, Cell shaded picture of ONE character. ^^ i'm sorry..I just like raffles. ;w; HOWEVER you must provide me with a fullbody drawing (I draw what I SEE) and must have the flat colors provided..even if they are just little circles off to the side and are labeled.OC Interaction Con! *DONE*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am a bit disappointed with how this contest turned out. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the pictures that I did get, though! But as I was deleting people from the list..I counted almost 15 and the 10 who told me in notes. So that's 25 people who didn't take part due to being busy (OMG..I am so sorry.. ;n; ) or just didn't feel like it. I was hoping since it involved your own OCs it would give more incentive, but I guess I was wrong. This was also judging whether or not I should host any upcoming contests. Anyway, I LOVE the pictures you
30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGEbecause i need insperation from time to time and I think this will encourage me to create more things... maybe.30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MMD 30 Day Challenge –
Day 1) A picture of your self –model/a picture that represents you. ✓
Day 2) A picture of your favourite model ✓
Day 3) A picture of a model you rarely use ✓
Day 4) A picture of your favourite stage only (meaning no models – just the stage) ✓
Day 5) A picture including your favourite effect ✓
Day 6) A picture of your favourite VOCALOID/UTAU/Video game character ✓
Day 7) A picture including an effect you rarely use ✓
Day 8) A picture of your OTP ✓
Day 9) A picture based of your favourite song ✓
Day 10) A picture of something cat related ✓
Day 11) A picture using the last model in your model folder ✓
Day 12) A picture of something with food in it ✓
Day 13) A picture of your least favourite ship ✓
Day 14) A picture using the first model in your model folder ✓
FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
Street Fighter V TrailerEnough said!Street Fighter V Trailer3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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US Secret Drone Program Killing CiviliansHow is the secret US drone program still getting away with killing civilians, including allegedly over 176 children???US Secret Drone Program Killing Civilians2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Manga Studio BasicsSo I've been asked what software I use to make my creator owned comic: Shadows of Oblivion. The short answer is Manga Studio EX. (the long answer is a lecture on how software doesn't make comics any more than a paintbrush makes a painting.... but I'll save you the speech.)Manga Studio Basics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Manga Studio is a great piece of drawing software that takes into account everything a comic artist would need. Rulers, pens, pencils, markers, and brushes of all shapes and sizes. Nearly everything you'd need in traditional media to create comics is here in its virtual for you. Even my personal favorite, Blue lines! But some of you who may use photoshop may get confused. Some of the tools are similar, but not the same, it's a different interface by a different company, so things will be different.
So I thought for today's tutorial tuesday I'd show you two of the tools I us
Another drawing lesson and another resourceDan Norton :icondingo107: continues his series of Muro based drawing lessons.Another drawing lesson and another resource3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one is on drawing in perspective and drawing props/environments within a box. It's pretty slick.
Also :iconradsechrist: has a blog that is all about teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing and composition for telling a story.
that blog can be found here. http://radhowto.blogspot.com/
Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
50 Points Fan Art Contest50 Points Fan Art Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey Friends & Frenemies!
Would you like to WIN 50 Points?
Draw your version of ME!
I would love to see character sheets,
you and me together, adventures and anything fun!
It can be serious, fun, silly, dirty, weird or crazy! I don't care! Hahaha
You MUST: Watch me,
Favorite this Journal,
Comment and Post a Link
to your Drawing.
Don't ask me if you can do other things,
like write a poem or other forms of art,
just draw me no matter your skill level.
I will pick a Wiener on Saturday, April 20th 9AM/11AM Eastern Time!
The wiener will not necessarily be the better artist,
so even if you draw stick figures, definitely enter the contest!
You can do whatever you want! No restrictions.
*NOTE: You have ALL the references in my gallery, so you do NOT need to ask
me for personal photos or anything (rude)! Just use my drawings
and current pics in my gallery as source materials.
If you don't know what I look like by now, seeing as how I draw myself
all the time,
Drawing lessonsAnytime someone asks me for resources and lessons on drawing well I always tell them to learn the fundamentals and draw from real life. Few people take me at my word and go looking for that.Drawing lessons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Dan Norton, :icondingo107: , the guy who brought us the new Thundercats gave us DA users an AWESOME chance to look at how the fundamentals work using DA's Muro App (which I gotta say is brilliant).
So take a look at this and you'll get a great jumping off point on how to draw well and draw properly.
Wanna kill yourself?Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time. A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up." Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yoWanna kill yourself?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's blockFirst of all... What the crap is artist or writer's block? I mean, I understand what it is, but how do you get it? How do you run out of things to say, or draw?No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's block2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From now on, I'm going to refer to this as artist's block as most of the excuses I hear are about art. But they apply to writer's block as well. (i just don't want to keep writing "Artists or writer's block")
So let me get this straight you want to draw something, but you don't know what to draw, so you're going to just draw nothing.... That makes no sense. It's like saying "I'm really hungry, but i don't know what I want to eat, so I'm just not going to eat anything." That doesn't happen. What happens is you say "I'm really hungry, I don't know what I want to eat, so I'll eat anything I can find." And that's how you have to approach your drawing.
If you want to draw, but you don't know what you want to draw, then draw ANYTHING. It doesn't matter what, just anything you can find. I know exactly what your thinking right n
New article for Muddy ColorsSpongeBob SquarePants in 15 steps ! : http://muddycolors.blogspot.fr/2013/03/spongebob-squarepants-in-15-steps.htmlNew article for Muddy Colors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
+500 Watchers Party and Raffle!! WINNERS - I have now rolled a dice, and the 2 first numbers have been chosen!+500 Watchers Party and Raffle!! WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner of the halfbody drawing is~
The winner of the chibi is~
Congrats to the winners and
thank you to all who joined!
Winners: Please reply to my note.
If you don't answer to my note within 2 days I will pick a new winner -
Hello all of you lovely people! Woo!
Do you know what time it is? It's party time!
Bring the cupcakes! ♥
So, I somehow reached the 500 watchers in less than 3 days, and like I promised, there's a big surprise for all of you!
I am holding a +500 watchers raffle!
What can you win?
-There will be 2 winners!
The first one will get a halfbody drawing:
& the second one will get a chibi drawing:
OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-ENDABOUT CONTEST :OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-END8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplaying is fun, but what if your characters was on Akuurian con and was cosplaying my character?
Well here comes your chance, and to win some pocket money for the summer
This is what you need to do:
1. Pick one of your own OCs
2. Draw it cosplaying my OCs
MY OCS :
Isaa N'raiq/Mionya / Amara NoX /Ailsa
SOULIA OC COLORED by BrianFajardo
Whitchear by Queen-Soulia
. . Caela . . by DigiKat04Caela Lumen by SimonneX
Kaiy-lari Atlas by Claw333Ayane
Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - Mandrakes:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - MandrakesRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - Mandrakes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to issue #54 of my fantasy features!
These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project. If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.
I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, 's and 's!
This week's creature feature is: Mandrakes
Note: The legends and lore involving Mandrakes, or Mandragora, vary according to source. This feature describes the "screaming plant", as well as the scientific one, as the former is directly derived from the latter. This is really just to appreciate the artwork, not so much to educate.
Twilight video + upholstery foam in Pinkie reviewFirst off, I finally finished editing one of the livestream videos! You can watch Winter Wrap Up Twilight being made(in fast motion) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYWHxudsAN8Twilight video + upholstery foam in Pinkie review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, a giant Pinkie update!
Some people had suggested that I use foam in Pinkie for various reason, and I decided it would be worth a try. Here are my thoughts and results!
I used upholstery foam(or foam cushioning as some might know it) because it's thick, regains its shape even if it's crushed, and it's available at Wal Mart in large quantities ahah.
First off it was more expensive than I expected, but still not horrendously expensive. I bought a 48"x72" piece for $65. This is enough for one and a half ponie. Second, I really underestimated its weight. This stuff is HEAVY. I was hoping to reduce Pinkie's weight by using this foam, but that didn't happen.
Fitting it in the plush:
I measured and cut large strips of the foam and rolled them up so they would fit through the body. I didn't roll them supe
1000 Point Giveaway :)- CLOSEDEdit!- Hey guys! Sooo...I got wayyy more comments than I was anticipating I want to be fair and read all of them, so I am going to take a day or two to pick the winners. I wish I could be faster, but during the week days time is so constricted!1000 Point Giveaway :)- CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On a separate note- everyone who tweeted for my previous giveaway that gave me their address should be expecting something in the mail very soon!
Hey guys! I've been seeing a lot of point giveaways on deviantART, and so I thought I might do my own. This is apart of my 'Giving Back' campaign that I am trying to launch on my profile.
Anyway, I love deviantART's point system for a number of reasons.
One of my favorite aspects of this system is that it encourages young artists to become entrepreneurs. Younger artists who may not be able to set up a paypal account or deal with other forms of online payment just yet, can take safety in the dA points system. They can learn how to price their work, deal with clients, a
A More In Depth Example Of Art InfringementWhile he majority of responses to last week's issue with my uncredited Vampi art being claimed by another party were supportive, there were those that did not fully understand what the problem was or why it needed to be addressed.A More In Depth Example Of Art Infringement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are links to a pretty egregious example of not crediting the original (and true) creator of the art,
and a follow up posting by someone who worked in the Rights and Infringements department at DC Comics.
Very interesting reading.....
Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKSSo... that last journal was a doosie wasn't it? 500+ comments and counting! Yikes. I can always count on Anita Sarkeesian to give me tons of views, lol. All joking aside, that was a very serious batch of discussions. Anytime we talk about sexism and objectification of women in gaming or geek culture, it's sure to get a lot of responses.Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly since Anita is such a hot-topic around the internet, there was more than one person who were trying to claim that there actually isn't ANY issue with the game industry involving sexism at all. To them, this whole idea that women are marginalized or objectified or treated badly both in the gaming industry and in geek culture is just false. It doesn't exist. And any attempt to explain why we need to change things is inherently flawed because there's no reason to do so.
So in the interest of trying to debunk that bullshit, I made a list of sources I accumulated around the internet to prove that this is indeed a problem. I think everyone can benefit f
POINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATIONPOINT COMMISSIONS: rules and prices- OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION
Status and 2014 commissions
ADULT Visual pricelist
[Star!] Finished commissions [Star!]
[Star!] Adoptables gallery [Star!]