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 arting3 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 Writer2 years 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
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 Tutorials3 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.
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
Creature Contest - WINNERSWINNERSCreature Contest - WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is now CLOSED
I am accepting no more entries!
*Edit* Extended until the 13th of June at 12pm!
Deadline is July 10th at 7pm central standard time.
A LOT OF ENTRIES HAVE BEEN BREEDSHEETS, THATS AWESOME, BUT REMEBER I AM LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER
No more sketches until I finish the ones I have!
If you have already done yours as a breed sheet don't worry about changing it.
So I am bored with equines
And I need something to give me more motivation.
Something original, maybe combining animals together or something.
This will stay open until I find something I love.
I will be extremely picky since I am going to be paying my money.
Not enough people enter, I will close it!
No linearts, must be original work
No copying others ideas
No equines, or equine features
You may enter multiple times
Don't get mad if you don't place
If the species wins I then own it! You will receive credit, but I will not make it into a species f
Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!I can legally get drunk!!Merry Birthday to me and Hanukkah Kwanzaa!2 years 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!
CONTEST!Okay... It's very simple!CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just design me a character!
- ANY ONE CAN ENTER!
-Can be male or female
-Any colours you want
-As many entries as you want
-Whever medium you want
- I will keep the top 5 entries, they will be new Oc's
There are 2 themes you can choose from;
-I like hats
-Hair is nommy
Pretty wide variety you can choose from....
Okay so........ PRIZES! Please donate a prize! It can be a watch, llama, money, art or anything you want!
a sheet with 3 transformations from Feya-san
icon from abandons
A full body shot with background from Riversun
Llama from xDoglate
Llama from ToxicNeonFish
Headshot painting from Panneh
Shaded headshot from AkitaRawr
Animated icon from Skiachtro
Shaded headshot from TheGreatHushpuppy
Custom T-shirt from crippie
Llama from TheLadyFalloness
2 detailed d
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 MATH2 years 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
Landscape FeatureLandscape Feature6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
High Altitude by ghost-1515 Fish in the Clouds by JJcanvas
The Coming Darkness by noahbradley Low Light by Chibionpu
Illuminated shadows. by longestdistance .: Small flights..Big dreams :. by deusadonovomundo
Malibu Creek study by IzzyMedrano
haunted house by Manadhiel Brisa by Maaot
Mountains by AlexTooth
>> Next theme: Sci-fi
This feature also goes for a
CONTEST TIME8D now that I have some points again weeee <3CONTEST TIME2 years 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
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
Well Hello ~Pivv hereWell if any of you watch both Zan and I you should know that not too long ago when she couldnt sleep she hacked my proflie and left me a block of cheese to read.Well Hello ~Pivv here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all you who don't want to waste your time reading something just like it close this journal now.
Anyway, last night I couldnt sleep because my surgery was causing me quite a bit of discomfort so I manage to type up my own thing for Zan to read and cheese out on...
When you try to sit and sum up in words the things your heart feels you should know just as well as I that it's almost like trying to take a language only you understand and translating for someone else to read. But like most languages in the world there are some words that just cannot translate exactly the way you want them too. There are meanings lost and sometimes entire stories lost behind the ways you have to change a word to help someone understand what your heart is trying to say. Every time I sit and write you one of these th
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-improvement3 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
News - SotW ?? New Album being released!Playlist | Hagane Wiki | HMVerses 6.9 | Album DownloadsNews - SotW ?? New Album being released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
February 3rd, 2014(GMT +08:00)
SONG OF THE WEEK ??
Miku Hatsune - Love Blast (Mick Slaughter)
NEW ALBUM RELEASE
Quoted from Dragime (Thank you): "Utsu-P is releasing a new album, Algorithm, on the 17th of August. The album cover designed by Hansi has Miku, Rin, Gumi and V Flower on it, however I can't confirm they will all be singing (similar to Moksha where Miku was on the cover yet was feature in only one song as backing vocals). I hope they all sing though; I'm excited to hear Utsu-P use V-Flower.
Nico nico announcement - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24180656
Album cover - http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium
CONTEST with hight point prizes!No art for prizes this time(have to finish todolist), 8D But points!CONTEST with hight point prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to hold a contest includingMizAmy's Garth Because she needs more love for being such a sweet friend <3
And garth is awesome!
You have to include sauce and garth.
Heres the size diffrence
- Do some kind of art of them having fun.
They are very good friends.
- I will judge together with MizAmy
- you can draw whatever, we will chose the ones we like the best.
- Contest EXTENDED, ends September the 7th
To see all the entries, go here http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/favourites/51146066
Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)Hey!Little Muro Drawing Contest (5 winners!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I decided to do a little dA muro drawing contest. 5 Winners will each receive 200 dA points and will be featured by me in a journal!!
It takes only a very short time to join the contest!! Just do the following:
1. + FAV this journal
2. Write a comment under this journal with your muro drawing attached!
The entries will be judged on the overall impact/creativity (it can be funny, scary, cute, cool, whatever..), you dont need to be a hyper skilled artist to win here! You can draw whatever you want, it can be a doodle or a masterwork! Every work is accepted! You can make as many entries as you like to! :3
Ask your friends to join this little contest! The more people join, the more fun it will be!
Deadline: One day after I posted this journal!
You guys like Podcasts?If you do or the times me and Mush chat in livestreams then you can check out our account here -> http://www.furaffinity.net/user/delirYou guys like Podcasts?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have special guests too it's all for good fun!
And woo! Less than 24 hours and I can has a new PC. @_@
CONTESTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!//edit/ YOU MUST GIVE ME A LLAMA!!!! //end edit/CONTESTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST CONTEST CONTESTTTTT!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!
ok so here is what it is about;
You have to draw my character 'Fuzzy Heart' doing what ever you would like, in your own style of drawing.
NO LINEARTS if you are stuck and dont know what to draw fuzzy heart doing.. you can draw her playing with friends... doing gymnastics... swimming... on the beach... flipping... at a carnival.. PLEASE NOTHING IN A PROPRIATE!
There will be 3 winners!!
1st prize- 100
2nd prize- 50
3rd prize- 25
~Id give out more.. but I dont really have a lot.. im going to try to get more so I might raise the prices soon ~
Here are the rules!!!!!!!!! *please read carefully*
You must give me a llama (i love llamas )
YOU MUST WATCH ME
YOU MUST FAV THIS JOURNAL
YOU HAVE TO WRITE A JOURNAL WITH THIS LINK AND DONT
Contest 2013 (Closed)Hey everyone!Contest 2013 (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I figured it's about time I held a contest. :'D
I'm being pretty generous with the prizes too <3
There is also a bonus raffle being held alongside the contest, check the bottom of this journal for more info!
Entries will be accepted until May 31.
***YOU MUST POST YOUR ENTRIES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR ELSE I WILL NOT SEE THEM.***
The theme of this contest is: design me a new OC! ^u^
There will be two winners, each of whom I will claim ownership of their designs.
However, the one I like the most will receive more points and better prizes~
What I am looking for:
A mammalian-ESQUE design. (I prefer canines or a canine/other mix~) However, it can have features from any member of the animal kingdom! (birds, fish, insects, etc) And please don't be afraid to try another species!
30 things not to do to yourself(I copied this from owl-some's journal, thought it might be useful so i'm putting it here as well)30 things not to do to yourself1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stop spending time with the wrong people.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they'll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it's not the people that stand by your side when you're at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you're at your worst that are your true friends.
Stop running from your problems.
Face them head on. No, it won't be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren't supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That's not how we're made. In fact, we're made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that's the whole purpose of living – to face proble
Contest :DEADLINE IN 5 DAYS: Deadline is 17th of November. So you have five days left!Contest :DEADLINE IN 5 DAYS:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't forget it :'DD
If you need more time, just tell me. Maybe I'll make another deadline
my english fails atm, i'm sorry
Fuck yes. I'm making a contest. Of doom.
Rules are simple:
You don't have to 'join'. Just post a link to your entry and you're participating. But it would be good, if you'd say whether you're joining or not.
Because of that above, there is no time to join and then a time where you can draw your pictures. Just post it before the deadline is there.
It can be anything. Pixel, animation or just a simple picture. But if you're doing more, there will be more chances to win.
You can send in two entries.
You can draw as much characters as you want, if you want to know relationships, just ask me :'D
Just draw one of my characters:
Jared: new charact
1 month premium membership giveaway .:close:.step 1 . fave this journal1 month premium membership giveaway .:close:.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
step 2. write a journal about this giveaway
step 3. comment ONCE with the link of the journal you have posted
then i will randomly pick a comment (do not enter in this contest if you are a pm ) and she/he will be winner :3
7/30/2012 pacific time
Edit: yes u can enter to help get a friend pm :iconlaplz: ...
EDIT AGAIN XD: those who don't fave doesn't get any possible chance to win at all
winner : SonicandDisneyland1
An Unrelated AnnouncementWhile unrelated to Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, it is significant and I think I will share it with you all so that you all have access to it!An Unrelated Announcement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
North America's GAMESTOP will be distributing special shiny Pokemon for those of you with Pokemon Black 2 and/or Pokemon White 2!
August 19th - September 8th will give you a SHINY DIALGA.
September 9th - September 29th will give you a SHINY PALKIA.
September 30th - October 20th will give you a SHINY GIRATINA.
That is all that is currently known (source from Serebii), but as soon as things like hold items, level, and moves are made known, I will edit this journal here.
I guess I've started a precedent of announcing Pokemon events here. But I feel they are just as relevant as new Pokemon X and Pokemon Y features because I know for sure I wouldn't want to miss out on an entire shiny LEGENDARY MASCOT TRIO. Would you?
For now, this is only North America. But if other countries hold this event, I will also update this journal here.