Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PSI learned a cool technique for the mixer brush from Mathias Verhasselt, a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard. It's great for adding detail really quickly, or speeding up your workflow with certain tasks, so I made this video to show you some ways you might be able to use it. Enjoy!Cool Mixer Brush Technique in PS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some tips for digital painting~Because I am just so nice procrastinating from doing my Math IA, here's some tips! Hope it'll be useful to some people out there! (Bear in mind I'm not a pro, so yeah, this is my amateur tips I use for myself and my painting style) Right now I'm adopting a manga-realism style, so the following tips are those I have learned/picked up from other artists...Some tips for digital painting~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Depth and Color
Separate your work into foreground, mid-ground and background. The foreground should have the most saturated/bright colors and the most detail. For the background, use duller colors (choose colors closer to the gray spectrum) and have lesser details. It's good if you want it to be as detailed as the foreground, but a lack of details would create a sense of depth so that it seems like the background is really receding behind. As the objects move further and further, a lighter, duller shade of the saturated color would bring out depth. The mid-ground colors should be an in-between of the for
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shedding the Inner CriticWe have to treat ourselves better.Shedding the Inner Critic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Will we ever find that ease we dream of - the one where we wake, every day,
a bright vessel brimful of inspiration? Anticipating the siren-call of the canvas, so
magnetic in a way. Brushes and paint are drawn to it. We don’t have to think.
This art makes itself. We are a conduit, a mother-father of pigment children.
Yes - I dream of such things.
There’s not a day when I don’t consider this. Art has weight, and it weighs on us.
Our arms grow heavy even as we contemplate the first line. Fear is a big part of it.
Fear that we’ll be found lacking – not by others, but by the inner bully-child.
Younger, bitter selves that stand at our shoulders muttering obscenities and abuse.
“That is utter shit,” he/she says. “You’re wasting everybody’s time. Who gives a
crap about you? What good is this? Why are you still doing this? The world burns,
and melts, and children are kill
Video Tutorial. Painting Hair in 7 StepsShort tutorial I put together. Let me know about future topics you'd like to see!Video Tutorial. Painting Hair in 7 Steps3 months ago in Personal More Like This
How To : FeaturesSince i get asked a lot how i create my Features i decided to write a short tutorial about it, i hope it will help some of you :How To : Features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What we want to create :
Of course you can add a lot more photos ! ( Example : http://kara-a.deviantart.com/journal/Watchers-Feature-II-Part-1-328802678 )
The html code :
<da:deviation id="312488093" width="600">
<da:deviation id="328534872" width="200"><da:deviation id="309814893" width="400">
- the first part (
SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?Okay so I get a bunch of these question all the time about being an Artist. Questions like "How do you draw like that?" "Will you draw my comic for Free?" "What do I need to do to get better?" "What are the tools you use?" Ect...SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to provide all these Answer and more here, so listen up.
1.The most commonly asked question is "How did you learn how to draw"
I get asked this question a ton and my answer is pretty much the same every time. "PRACTICE!!!" I cannot stress this enough, but you have to practice. You will only get out of it what you put into it. How good do You want to be?
Truthfully thats up to you.
I've put in a good 15 years of drawing almost everyday. I've wanted to be a comic artist more than anything. I WANTED IT! And now I'm doing it. But I had to work at it. I didn't just wake up one day an
The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipI'm thinking about taking on some students for a two week "boot camp" course in comics--based off the classic master/apprentice style of education. But before I move forward with the idea (and begin Kickstarting), I wanted to get your feedback and see if anyone is interested in enrolling this winter. Please pass this along (Twitter/facebook) to anyone you think might be interested.The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I bought a house in Portland, Maine this past weekend. It's a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house that's been newly renovated. The top floor is finished and will become the drawing studio for 5 students. The idea is to furnish the building with tables, chairs, couches, beds, a TV, a library, a photo studio (for taking reference images) and all the other amenities that would create the school.
After selecting the 5 students (I'll take submissions that will be juried later on), we'll all meet in Portland this winter for the two week apprenticeship. The students will live i
Hellboy Fan Art Video!Whoa!!! A new process video!? You can find the raw, sped up process footage of my latest Hellboy fan art piece at:Hellboy Fan Art Video!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be following up with a commentary video along with some of the new brushes I've been messing with.
Also, thank you to everyone who left feedback and comments on this piece!
More in the woyks,
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/frogbillgo
SEAN MURPHY ApprenticeshipHere we go, folks! If you're interested in the Apprenticeship, then read below. At the bottom you'll find a link--just click to download the application WITH your finished pages to Murphy.email@example.comSEAN MURPHY Apprenticeship2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Submit 5 pages of black and white sequential art (along with application below) to Murphy.Apprenticeship@gmail.com . The pages must be inked, no pencils and no "darkened pencils" using Photoshop. I want students who can do both! Because I use traditional tools (pencil/ink), I'm more capable of teaching students who also use those tools, but I'm happy to accept digital inking as well. However, if you work digitally, be prepared to bring your own computer/wacom/cintiq materials.
2. The pages can be from any genre/character/script you like. Feel free to write your own story, or use a profe
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Haru's Cheesecake Fullscreen Process VideoHaru's Cheesecake Fullscreen Process Video6 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Haru's Cheesecake" Fullscreen Process Painting Video!
You can support me and get access for process steps, videos, PSDs, brushes, etc. here:
VIDEO - How I painted my last fanartHello there! ^^VIDEO - How I painted my last fanart2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's been long (almost 2 months) since last time I drew my last picture. I've been out my country and busy with important stuff.
Here you are a video about the process of my "XELLOSS - Taking a break" fanart (click the video above)
In this video I shortened a 5 hours of work in 5 minutes.
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
Digitally Delicious: August 20thDigitally Delicious: August 20th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1305 by TimurKhabirov
Figure 2 by daGohs
MtG: Restoration Angel by algenpfleger
Pharika, God of Affliction by PeteMohrbacher
Space Lion by Tohad
t3wt by AppleSeries
A very small man can cast a very large shadow by RobotDelEspacio
Storm Dragon by VargasNi
D by eLfanka
ShadowOfTheSun by Sadmonster
Free us by monikapalosz
Free us by monikapalosz
20120222 by ArdenRey
20120222 by ArdenRey
Free video tutorial from MEHey guys, it's been really long time since I didn't write any journal.Free video tutorial from ME1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, here I am.
anyway, I wanted to thank you guys for the supports and appreciation towards my artworks.
I got a daily deviation for the second time around last month I guess, and that means a lot!
Here is the daily deviant artwork
And I am terribly sorry if I can't reply you one by one.
But, to show you my gratefulness, I present you my very first video tutorial. It is my digital painting process with some audio commentary by Me.
So, I hope you can learn from this video, and please share it!
Go check it out
Support me by buying this Sir Doge art prints here: http://society6.com/artspell/sir-doge_print#1=45
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165
Contest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!Dear raiders, the judging of our first grand art contest is almost completeContest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, Nov 11 2012, so make sure to check for a journal update!! Nervous much?
Dear Raiders, we’re thrilled to announce that after long weeks of preparations we are finally ready to launch
our first grand art contest!
You do know all these gorgeous promotional artworks, don’t you?
And do you know how those were created? All these masterpieces used to be very rough sketches once, like this:
Many of you definitely know how fascinating the process of an artwork’s creation is - how the idea turns into a sketch, how the sketch turns into a breathtaking artwork. Tomb Raider Empire offers you a chance to walk in the shoes of creative directors yourselves and invites to join the contest
So what are you to do here? As the na
200 Watchers Giveaway! (CLOSED)AND SO THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!200 Watchers Giveaway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IM USING RANDOM.ORG TO FIND THE WINNER!
AND I SHALL TELL YOU WHO THAT IS IN AN HOUR!
Must be a watcher o.o (This is a watchers give away after all xD)Fav This Journal! Thats All!
(im currently low on points after the donate as many watchers as possible day xD
So sorry about the lame prizes D:!
1st place: 80 Points - 2 Commissions - Pixel Journal Doll - Journal Feature!
AND A PAINTED CANVAS BY YOUR TRULY MAILED TO YOU.
AND I'LL WRITE YOU A LETTER, TELLING YOU ABOUT YOUR ART!
2nd place: 20 Points - 1 Commission - Pixel Journal Doll
3rd place: Pixel Journal Doll
Crossover Contest Fighting Games vs My Little PonyHello so this is the 2nd crossover contest.Crossover Contest Fighting Games vs My Little Pony3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this you may ponify any character from Mortal Kombat, Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Blaz Blue, Soul Calibur or whatever fighting game you want.
Submit to the "Fighting games vs My little pony" folder.
The person who draws the favourite drawing will win a 3 month premium membership.
Deadline is 25th of November winner will be decided 26th.
Have fun everybody.
Edit: If you'd like to have points instead of premium membership for any reason that's totally fine.
You HAVE to watch this video!So i was surfing youtube today and i was looking at Worlds dumbest videos (one of my favourite shows) and i came across this one.You HAVE to watch this video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't look at the comments or anything and just watch the ENTIRE thing.
i swear to god i was going to piss my pants from laughing so much. You hetalia fans will get the connection too...trust me
It is by far the funniest video i've seen in my life XD
please watch this and comment what you are thinking!
heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CVhC-BXo-4