Comic Creation Tips 2Part 2 of Comic Creation tips:Comic Creation Tips 24 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DISCLAIMER: These are just my -personal- rules I like to abide by, and not all comics or stories will fall under these. They can be important guidelines, but it doesnt mean they are set in stone.
1. Develop a solid Inner and Outer Journey.
To make an interesting story, you first need a purpose, and that purpose is two-fold. The outer journey is the course the plot takes outside of the characters. A bus chase, a trip to the center of the earth, taking a rocket ship to a distant planet - these are all outer journeys.
The inner journey is the course the character will take inside of himself. Finally opening up to others to receive love, a change of heart that turns a miser into a philanthropist, gaining courage to stand up for ones-self - these are inner journeys. They change how the character views the world.
A good story needs both. I took the advice t
k_features: in and out of the bluek_features: in and out of the blue1 year ago in Personal More Like This
May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!UPDATE:May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This challenge was certainly a great experience for me. I made some mistakes that cost me a lot of time, for example sometimes I spent 5 hours on a piece that turned out wrong and instead of moving on I took a new paper and tried to make new work within the remaining hour or so. During second week, I've decided to keep the scrap works a part of my challenge, even though I won't publish them they still appear as a thumb on my challenge table. It's simply not possible for me to do 7 good pieces sometimes. Also, posting every day took way too much time to keep up, so I've decided I will be publishing remaining artworks through June continuously.
What I learned during this project of mine? It gave me a better idea about how much time I spend on one piece and what amount of time I waste on post-production. I had to make a few arrangement that hopefully make me more effective today. But mostly, I've tried new subjects that I totally LOVE, mostly architecture and flow
Collection: Nature's Show FishCollection: Nature's Show Fish4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nature’s “Show Fish”
Koi are those “giant goldfish” you see in fancy little ponds outside stylish people’s homes. Only, though both are varieties of carp, koi and goldfish are only distant relatives. Koi are bred for beauty, exhibiting a wide variety of colorations in distinct patterns and “scalations.” They are “ornamental” rather than edible fish. They are living abstract artworks in motion, endlessly gliding in and out of new compositions for their watery “canvas.”
500 Points Randomly Rewards ( March 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( March 2013 )500 Points Randomly Rewards ( March 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contest Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 25 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconpdgzandrdbzluver: (number: 16331 )
:iconKushell: (number: 10039 )
:iconzekaryah: (number: 16253 )
:iconharpphotography: (number: 13070 )
:iconstarlit-sky: (number: 16288 )
200,000 Kiriban (Mini-contest!)So I'm holding a kiriban! The show-case pieces are still happening, so don't worry!200,000 Kiriban (Mini-contest!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I was thinking, for my 200,000 kiriban, as the prizes you will get:
a a full-body illustration
A show-case, single feature, see example here:
a cute pixel drawing, with a background of 2 (either single or together) image of your choosing!
there are 10 other prizes to be won for the closest kiriban catchers:
You will win a 1-character pixel drawing, with background
Here are some examples!
To be up for the chance to take part, please favorite this journal! The more visibility the better I think <3
For every person who favorites, they're entered into a raffle to win a pixel commission! 5 people will be chosen with random.org
closedFrom really cool people, brought to you by AnutDrawsclosed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Be sure to check out his tutorial series on how to draw characters from all over!!
Just because i'm not drawing stuff as much as I used to doesn't mean there isn't anything to see around here!
Be sure to keep watching for more features, giveaways and much more- and be sure to support all the artists that make this possible.
Fave if you like the selection!
Now for the giveaway part:
I'm giving away 50 points to a lucky winner on 5
dark artLess light and strong expression.dark art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I opened a new DarkArt Collection - a group, where I want to gather deviant's DarkArt -, for creating a showroom, for bringing together an assenblage of your best dark works, so that everybody can get inspired and pick up some favs for making a feature.
Submissions are not possible, (I hate this procedure of accepting and declining), I will ask you, I will invite your works and it would be nice if you take part in this project.
sway by hclay Arithmetique by natdia
Risque d'eclaircie... by natdia Trouble by natdia StandingAlone by AnaViegas
Membrane by Aiae Bitter Harvest by Valimar Burton's flowers by LuciaConstantin
Down here an ocean dives by kayjensen Rock Taraje by Hengki24 freedom symphony by utopic-man
fieldfog by HaruNiji :thumb274222176: secret garden by arayo
:thumb277573196: together by Wurstgulasch SWEET NIGHTMARE by puken
Fallen by Mfotografie 2012.1.006 by y5y6 the birth of a star (Premium Content) by sth22art
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
Tuzki PlzMSN Emoticon SectionsTuzki Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yoyo & Cici
Commissions updatedCommissions are OPENCommissions updated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. How to order a commission?
- Note me on dA
with this info:
- which style of commission do you chose? Also is it: full body / waist up / portrait
- what characters (and how many) do you want me to draw?
- give me some information about your characters (personality / description / biography - anything you think is important)
- do you have specific pose in mind, or do you prefer to leave it to me?
- if you can, send me more reference pictures
2. How to pay?
- I will accept only paypal
3. (I will not draw anthros, because I never drew any of these, so I guess it would be a disaster ;_; )
4. All prices applies to one character
5. Price list:
(no visible lineart, more painting-like style)
Full body 20$ (another character +10$)
Waist-up 15$ (anot
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a very large shadowby RobotDelEspacio
3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )Hello3250 Points Rewards ( Jully 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
July Contest Winners .
First Fave This blog
Then watch our supporters
This Time , we will give 3250 Points Reward .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
List of our winners :http://spra1993.deviantart.com/journal/3250-Points-Rewards-June-2013-390241678
If you see yourself in the list of Winners, please comment below,
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Starting with dA CSSBack when CSS was allowed for journals for the first time there had been only a few deviants like ClaireJones, Lilyas or kuschelirmel-stock who provided free skins for everyone. Through the time more and more people enjoyed working on CSS skins and we also got the chance to skin our galleries.Starting with dA CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These days, and thanks to the great resources about journal and gallery CSS that have been created, it is possible for nearly everyone to code their own skins and/or to share them with others. Still there are many people who struggle with some basic things, which is why we want to focus on some of them here.
Where can you use CSS/HTML
On deviantART you can only use HTML and CSS on your journals, group blogs, your custom gallery folders, as well as your groups' galleries.
When you customize your profile widgets you can't add CSS or HTML like you can for journals/galleries. All you can do is using existing dA code that can be re-us
All the Plz-icons I Could Find About Bleach:iconcryforeverplz:All the Plz-icons I Could Find About Bleach3 years ago in Personal More Like This
how to use: ':' 'icon' 'Whatevertheiconsays' 'plz' ':' :iconWhatevertheiconsaysplz:
ELEMENTAL QUIZLight ElementalELEMENTAL QUIZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] You're proud of who you are.
[x] You state your opinion.
[x] You think you're intelligent.
[x] You enjoy learning.
 You're raised in a very traditional way.
 You hardly show emotions.
 You're a morning person.
 You don't like people who sleep around a lot.
 You don't like the dark.
[x] You're hard on yourself when you fail.
 You always say what's on your mind.
[x] You're a night person.
 You don't care about sexuality.
[x] You like having sex/like the idea of sex.
[x] You don't like mornings.
 You don't like happy-go-lucky people.
 You argue with people a lot.
[x] You laugh at stupid people.
 You hold on to grudges.
[x] You love scary stories.
[x] You love animals and nature.
[/] You love being outdoors.
 You're somewhat gullible.
[x] You're shy around new people.
[x] You're very understanding/a good listener.
[x] You forgive easily.
 You're not a good fighter.
 You don't like eating meat.
Smiley Plz #2 Smiley Plz // Page : 1 2 3Smiley Plz #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)A collection of tutorials I'm featuring for you !F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find your department and have fun !
Watercolors and other paints
Copics and other markers
Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatComplete Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatTutorial: Copic Skin Coloring by MzzAznCopic marker Tutorial - part 1 by yaichinoTUTORIAL :: COPIC by EcthelianGuide: Buying Copics v2.1 by KhallandraCopic Eye Tutorial by XXAnemiaProMarker Tutorial by NashimusCOPIC marker tutorial by luleiyaWalkthrough: Colouring with Copics Version 2 by Khallandra
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysTutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubimColor Pencil Tutorial Part I by Mana-KyusaiColored Pencil Tutorial by nokechaColor pencils Tutorial English by Yenni-VuColored Pencil Tutorial by vantidFog's Colored Pencil Tutorial by fog-mireTRADITIONAL COLOURING TUTORIAL by EliciaElricColoring Skin (Color pencils tutorial) by BKLH362Painting with Pencils: a Tut by Lusc-FireColor Pencil Tutorial by YueYukiSteps :Curiosity killed the Cat: by Youmi-dtColored Pencil Tutorial Part 2 by medli20COLOURING TUTORIAL PART 1 by tavington
Vodka Mutini sewing tutorial by lishlitzPlush Donut Tutorial by devliannVideo Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMelHow to: Rainbow Cupcakes by Marki-san-DesignFun Tip Friday #13 by SmallCreationsByMelKoi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMelFun Tip Friday #14 by SmallCreationsByMelSculpting Tutorial by SgtMilenkoTutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupoCelestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 2 by Blackout-Comix
Sketching/Inking and Charcoal
Good NewsI'm excited to let you know that Autodesk, Inc. has made an investment in deviantART and that one of Autodesk's top executives, Samir Hanna, Vice President of the Autodesk Consumer Group, will become an observer on the deviantART Board of Directors.Good News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autodesk has over 30 years of history in helping designers create amazing things. You may know Autodesk for apps like SketchBook and Pixlr for drawing, illustration, and image editing, or for software like 3ds Max and Maya, which are used by the top film and game studios around the world to create fantastically realistic 3D characters, environments, and effects. Amazing fact: the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects use Autodesk software. Autodesk is also known for engineering software like AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit, which has been used to design some of the world’s tallest buildings, longest bridges, and most incredible machines.
With the investment we plan to improve deviantART at a faster pace than we coul
Art works Feature From Very Special FriendsThis is Some of my Many Favorite Art Works From Artist here on Deviant ArtArt works Feature From Very Special Friends2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Some Not All There are Many More
Just My Way of Saying Thank you
To a Few Beautiful Friends
And I want to Add this Most Beautiful Gift From My dear Friend
Thank you So Much.
dA love for everyone! #58dA love for everyone! #582 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: mekhz :iconmekhz:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I like to read between the lines and look at things from a different perspective.
How did you found out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I found DA by coincidence browsing the internet for art, looking for inspiration.
I have to say i never searched anywhere else since that day.
The amount of great works here is mindblowing.
When and how did you discover your passion for art?
It was always present. I love everything that is painted drawn etc. trad
Need Input for Message Center RevampIn the deviantWATCH, we would like to switch to Feeds vs. Messages you have to "X" away one by one.Need Input for Message Center Revamp2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Now, I could use a wide net of input for message center revamp, but really I'd like to start with a narrow view of just deviantWATCH.
The deviantWATCH lives within Messages, which contains within it Feedback, Notices, etc. as well. deviantWATCH messages come in like crazy in your message center once you are watching 20+ people. And of the folks reading my Journal, I know you guys tend to have over 100+ people that you +WATCH.
Help me understand something. Because if we go off and make changes, we're going to have a riot on our hands. And no one needs that kind of sadness in their lives:
Why can't we switch to feeds?
Feeds would effectively index YOUR deviantWATCH in to deviantART's search engine, so your deviantWATCH Deviations would have all of the filters and capabilities of the home page. Categories, Newest, Most Popular 24 hours, 1 week, 1 month, etc. BUT a
Can I take a few moments of your time?I just want to say a few words. Words I've been wanting to say for a while not but haven't had the much-ness or know-how to say; mostly because I didn't want it to come off as just another one of 'those' journal entries. One easily ignored.Can I take a few moments of your time?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you to all my watchers, followers, and fans. I rarely say 'fans' because to me one would have to be famous to have fans but it seems more or less over the last couple months (or years even) I've become somewhat infamous for all the wrong reasons. More so when it comes to my small circle of friends.
You see, I don't get on easily with others, not online or in real life. More so in real life, mostly out of fear I suppose... But that's neither here nor there. Back on track.
What I'm trying to say is just thank you, for putting up with the crap I've pulled, the misery I've brought on through countless grueling journals about how crap my life is, this, that, and the next thing.
A huge thanks out to those who actuall
Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon FosterWho is Jon Foster?Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon Foster2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Jon-Foster is a professional illustrator whose works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.
As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals, he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover. Check out his work below!