Tips & tricks for better arting Decided to edit and update this for my new watchers, hopefully this will inspire you guys somewhat <3Tips & tricks for better arting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I've wanted to do for a while... just a compilation of everything I've learned in the past year that I've been arting. Dunno if it'll help anyone else, but here's some organized rambling for you.
Finding Inspiration and Resources
This is a huge thing that so many artists struggle with. Inspiration comes and goes all the time and it can be so frustrating when you feel like you have all these ideas in your head, but you can't get them out. It may be because you don't think you're a good enough artist to pull your vision out of your mind and share it with everyone else. Or maybe you're just so stressed by life things that you've artblocked yourself. If you're feeling down about your artistic ability, keep in mind that everyone starts somewhere. YOU CAN'T GIVE UP! I remember a while back, I was doing some studying on Terryl Whitlatch's
You're Not Just a WriterYou're not just a writer. You may know it or you may not, but you're also a psychologist, a sociologist, and an anthropologist. Good writing captures humanity on a page and resonates with the reader, whether you want to fill their head with sad truths until they cry them out, or play with a reader's expectations until you've tickled their brains so hard their stomachs can feel it and they burst out laughing.You're Not Just a Writer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Studying these things is awesome whether you want to make a profound statement about humanity, or just entertain people (or both at the same time). They can up your arsenal in your idea-pool to draw from, too. What makes a comedian funny is making witty observations that ring true to life--the audience won't find a joke funny if they can't relate to the situation in it.
I'm not saying you should necessarily go to college for these fields and study them really in depth. Knowing the names for each different type of brain cell isn't really what I'm talking about.
What makes writing go
Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATHUse math, that's how nature works and that's how art can. One of the reasons I improved fast. Fibonacci numbers can help you space things. Fractals can help with tree branches. Don't copy them exactly, but get the feel of them~Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATH1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For instance, Fibonacci. 0 1 1 2 3 5 8...Look at your hand. Get the length of the first 2 bones of a finger, to the joints. Add them up and there's the length of the longest bone in that finger! Well most likely, your hand might not fit into it. My hand is probably sexier than yours and the proportions are why XD
Google up some fractals, study them a bit and randomize some tree limbs. IT WORKS IF YOU GETS EET
Also measure, pick up proportions. I always remember that the space between my dog's eyes is two of his eye widths apart. It's not for all dogs, so study photos. Not that much if it bores you, GET TEH FEELS.
And shading. I dunno how I can describe it. I generate this 3D model in my head and shine all kinds of light on it. Also ask me for stuff I'll shoot it
Why I drawWhy I draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
made by Bluefirewings
How are my lovely watchers today?
They used to tell me it's alright to be different. But people have proved me wrong.
'Being different' means being an outcast, being picked on, laughed at.. being hurt.
But with Art it's different. With art it's okay to different, because it's actually 'good' to have a different style. It's actually good to draw different things, instead of going after the herd and draw what everyone draws.
I can draw my own things, like my own things and can easier ignore the hate.
I can put my emotions, happy or not, in it without fearing the reactions of others. Sure it would be nice if they like it, but if they don't, then what the heck? I don't care! it's my art anyway, I draw for my pleasure, not yours.
It's strange isn't it? How it's so different to accept reactions on your art, but fear the reactions on yourself. It's pretty much messed up
Christmas giveaway - 100 points/ CLOSED!Two weeks until Christmas. Thus, what about making some people happy? IŽll be giving 10 points to 10 lucky people.Christmas giveaway - 100 points/ CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
* fav this journal. nothing more
* 10 for every of 10 winners
* 24.12.12., 23:59 Central European Time
IŽll choose winners by random numbers generator probably on 25.12. or later, depending on how much free time IŽll have.
GIVEAWAYI haven't had one of these babies in a while.GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
G I V E A W A Y! :iconexcitedconductorplz:
As always, teh entry process is simple;
1.) Add this journal to your faves
And on 12/12/12, I'll draw one random person to win!
You can choose from either;
- A 150x250 pixel of a character (possible animation)
im sure everyone will want the points since my art is poop
So that's it! This will last until 12/12/12.
I will be posting the winner in a new journal, so watching might be a smart idea ;3
200 POINTS GIVEAWAY - *CLOSED*200 POINTS GIVEAWAY - *CLOSED*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to make a giveaway - I don't use my points anyway, so why not get rid of some to make others happy?!
So, first off, the prizes of course!
FIRST PLACE - 150
SECOND PLACE - 50
HOW TO ENTER:
These are compulsory steps to be in!
Fav this journal. This will be your number and I'll use random.org to pick up the winners!
Make a journal about this giveaway and comment here with the link. And I'll check it! The reason is that I want more people to enter! ^^
I don't ask you to watch me or fav my pics. However, if you feel like it, I would be more than happy! ^^
The giveaway ends on December 23, so the winners will have the points as Christmas presents, yaaay!
Also, you can enter until December 22, 11:59 PM CET. That would be 05:59 PM EST or 02:59 PM PST.
A nice way to advertise other deviants, you don't have to
Tennosei-No-2ND-Giveaway-RESULTSThe giveaway is over!!!! I'LL REDUCE THE PRIZE TO 500 because the competitors are less than 100-_-Tennosei-No-2ND-Giveaway-RESULTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THE WINNER IS :iconCopyst-Okan:
He won points and one digital art!
And I added something more:
ANOTHER ONE DEVIANT WON DIGITAL ART TOO!!!!!
Here it is:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
NOW ONTO THE DETAILS:
There will be 1000 prize at total.
I'll randomly choose 1 lucky deviant!
And he/she will receive a digital art from me^^
MORE YOU DONATE, MORE PRIZE YOU WIN! EVERY 20 POINT YOU DONATE, YOU TAKE ONE MORE NUMBER!
HOW TO JOIN:
Be a watcher of mine
Fave this journal
Advertise this giveaway by a journal
Comment here with the link of your journal
[Bullet; Blue] If you joined my 1st giveaway, you're already on the list
You can unwatch me after this event, but it's better to not do that^^
And I'll watch every joiners as thank!
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.PE: Anthro Art Tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.
1st Christmas Mini-Game! CLOSEDHi guys! Sorry for posting this way too late today I was doing my schedule for my next semester in school1st Christmas Mini-Game! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, lets get to it. As I told you before, I'm starting my christmas giveaways today!
The first one: A mini game.
Note: This one is just for my watchers. I'll be posting some mini games for non-watchers later. If you want to participate, yo can me, But only if you like what I do. If not, just wait for the next mini game to come out. Please, this is important I don't want watchers that just join for these things.
That goes for everyone. Except people I've met in streams and such, I consider them good friends of mine
You can donate prizes! Every kind of gift is accepted!
Just or email me
The mini Game!
What you must do:
As I said, you need to be a watcher that likes what I do. Likes what I do. Likes what I do. I can't express this enough.
You need to th
Membership give away -winner-And the winner isMembership give away -winner-1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
on a side note if you want a feature I do take donations:
if you donate I'll feature you
1 - 5 1 feature
6 - 10 2 features
11 - 20 5 features
21 - 50 10 features
51+ have there own featured journal
Advent-Calender Event :)Hello Guys I started the Adventcalender Today the Layout is finished!!!!Advent-Calender Event :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO HELP ME !!!!!
Here are the people wich helps with the Layout
01.made by GeckiGewaldro
02.made by SonicLuver1
03.made by SolarAviatr
04.made by MinorasPatchworkArt
05.made by MinorasPatchworkArt
06.made by Chanzina
07.made by Chanzina
08.made by Love-and-Points
[Star!]09.made by Sasuuuh
[Star!]10.made by Powalski13
[Star!]11.made by Bow-and-Tie-Creature
[Star!]12.made by Love-and-Points
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[Star!]14.made by v1vst3r
[Star!]15.made by naoguiarts
[Star!]16.made by BlackHeartSplinter
[Star!]17.made by Love-and-Points
[Star!]18.made by Ask-Scott-McKirkland
[Star!]19.made by BlueHecate
Contest - special price to win *CLOSED*It's been a long time since I hold one isn't it?Contest - special price to win *CLOSED*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But here we go!
SiilverAsh and me will hold this contest!
Theme is Kash (Kage x Ash)
You can draw them in thier normal form (canines)
Or as humans
You can find references in our galleries!
If Kyoichii won't disagree, you can also add Alex
sicne Kage and Ash addopted him
(about the relationship, Ash is fine with it, but Kage doesn't like children, so he's a bit more distanced to Alex,
even is he likes him)
At first you need to know what we want to do! :3
I want to make an music video with the best entrys and I'll upload it to my youtube account!
If it will be only a few entrys, the video will be shorted
So put effort in it if you want to see it in the video!
Also the two best entrys of all will get a drawing from me! (fullbody colored + shaded)
And maybe Ash offers them a drawing, too! <
Point Commission Info(Closed) My Commissions are closed(i only take )Point Commission Info(Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and i only will draw Anime/Manga and Chibis c:
so lets do this :
Chibis 80 example:
1.Icon 100 example
Page Dolls 200 example:
Couple Pagedoll 400 example:
every pagedoll has a drifferent animation
please send me a NOTE
just tell me what you want
and send me the character(s) refs
please send me the points befor i start THANKS
Contest~! [CLOSE] Loading...It's the first time that i open a contest, so i hope all will be fine~!Contest~! [CLOSE] Loading...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will focus on Alex and Lilian, you can draw them in human or animal form, although the human form is more better for the concept. The concept is related to their first kiss, but can also be the scene where Alex realizes his feelings for him or their first appointment.
Hi0u take care of the price and choice of winner with me, 'cause Lilian is her character and I really wanted her to take care of this with me! <3
Here, some elements about them ...
For Lilian, he is a very shy and sensitive. It is extremely jealous and shows up, and sulking often after Alex for that!
Therefore, drawings for places, will be chosen according to the best consistency with the concept and design of the characters and their personality.
People help the people collab! (Closed, sorry!)I heard this song on tumblr called 'people help the people' link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsjfU-WvwRs and I love it! so does anyone feel like doing an animation collab? you don't have to do a lot, just a few parts you want (unless the parts you want have been called) I'll do everything that isn't taken so there isn't gonna be halve a video of blackness or anything. also, they don't have to be 'animated' but a picture with the lyrics would be just fine. As long as it isn't offensive to anyone, not too violent and not stolen; and it fits the part! It would be cool if it had the lyrics on it but not required! as many parts as you want but first come fiirst served! If someone steps out you may have their part!People help the people collab! (Closed, sorry!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Parts n' shizz
= taken = open
1. God knows what is hiding in that weak and drunken heart- Taken by :iconSixdripsofcirrus:
2.I guess you kissed the girls and made them cry- taken by :iconDragonscalez::thum
Short contest! Huge prizeSo I wanted to give away the rest of my points that I had left from the previous contest. So Im going to make a challenging short contest this time!Short contest! Huge prize1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Draw the following characters under.
- They need to be in an enviroment doing something together
(can be whatever aslong as they are not just sitting there or standing there)
- Challenge yourself on backgrounds and poses and shading.
Characters you will be drawing
You have to include them all and no one else.
You can also find more picture of them in my galleryfolder animal characters.
I will judge on effort and creativity of the chosen idea. 50/50
Its all up to you what you end up making them do, and you cannot write a story to explain the picture, try to make the picture explain itself.
1st place - 3000
Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!I can legally get drunk!!Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
...In the states. You're fully legal in my country at the age of 18.
Woot for 21 years of existence! And since its Christmas Eve... Merry Christmas everyone! And Happy Holidays! Hanukkah Kwanzaa! etcetc. ☆☆☆ May it be magical!
Time for Deni and Mushy to wrap up some coal for the naughties. Or throw dynamites covered in dog poo. X3 Cheers!
all the loooves.
Aight. Bye now!
PS: OMGWTFBULBASAUR comments so many ALREADY THANK YOU!
PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvementI came up with the PEAS method ("PEAS" stands for: Practice, Experiment, Ask for suggestions, & Study the world around you) about 5 years ago. In that time, I've seen significant changes in my own art and in the art of others! I figured that it's time to whip up a journal and share the PEAS method again.PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are the same concepts that I shared in the journal "How did you get so good at drawing?" which I posted about 5 years ago:
PEAS METHOD TO ARTISTIC SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
I my opinion and from experience, there are 4 things you can do to evolve as an artist...
Practice - it's been said time and time again that "practice makes perfect". They're right, but there need to be a few other factors to make it work! You can repeat the same thing over and over... however that will only improve your ability to repeat a certain skill. To truly improve, something NEW nee
Point Commissions (CLOSED)One shaded picture without backround or simple backround:Point Commissions (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One shades picture with backround:
extra character: 2 points more to the prize
Attention! I don't reserve commission spots or draw human characters. Only feline or canine characters please (:
CONTEST TIME8D now that I have some points again weeee <3CONTEST TIME1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read the comments and replies under incase someone has asked the excact same question you will ask so I do not have to answer the same thing many times xD
Example for one type of doing squares
Mouth still has the shape of the square so it counts
Geometry themed contest 8D, you are to draw a scene using only geometry forms like circles, squares, triangles etc..
- Overlap the shapes.
- Use them to create new shapes as long as you see its stil the shape you choose (like two triangles creates a square)
- You can draw them in any size.
- You can bend them slightly so they do not need to be perfect straight lines.
- Choose only one geometric form per entry to use all over the drawing.
- Choose one of my animal characters to draw http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
- One character per entry.
- You can enter as many
SERVANT FOR OXY PAINT CONTEST........::::iconcrownplz: C O N T E S T:iconcrownplz::::..........SERVANT FOR OXY PAINT CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
due date: 12 of April
....:::So, As you all probebly know :iconlupisvulpes: allowed people to make their own oxymoron verision fo their charactors <3 , so I created my own oxy verision of my charactor Paint
buuuuuuuttt a Queen dosen't just need a castleeee she needs servats too! 8'D Soo thats were you come in, I need you to design her a serant/serants c: eheheh :::.....
Oxy paint: http://paintdragoness.deviantart.com/art/Commission-I-rule-over-the-world-358747465 http://paintdragoness.deviantart.com/art/Mirror-on-the-wall-whos-the-ruler-of-them-all-358596002
.....::: Okay so, you can design max 3 diffrent servants c: (or enter 3 times.)
.....::: You can focus only on the design if you wanna, or their personalities, or both x'3
.....::: Can be animals or fantasy creatures or your own species 8'D
.....::: I'd love it if you gave them "clothes" or accessories c:
.....::: their personalities dosen't
What the fuck is wrong with you??No call out journals, but I'd like to generalize this. Some of you are aware of what's going on. Some don't.What the fuck is wrong with you??1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How can someone be so... shallow to have the nerve to commission various artists, art of a yoinked character design from someone, who paid for that character, AND send a reference image of the character drawn by that artist who originally owns it...
Why, people. Why.
This is the first time that happened to me, where someone commissions me to draw a stolen char...; Unfortunately I cannot do anything about it since the transaction is already done and my services have been offered, so the deal is closed, ended. Dude... a while ago, I also had someone inquire a fursuit commission of my own fursona at some point which was... a bad idea. XD why people, why are you so... argh!
have you ever had that happen to you? You drew a commission of a stolen character or had your character stolen and drawn by others as a commission? Whether it's artwork or crafts (sculpts, fursuits etc etc)