Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Tutorial Collection 3 - Anatomy and PerspectiveI've collected lots of great tutorials over the past year, and I wanted to share some of them with you. I'll start this little collection with digital art tutorials; then there'll be one about traditional art and anatomy.Tutorial Collection 3 - Anatomy and Perspective2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To see all of the tutorials go visit my favourites folder titled "Tutorials" here.
1. Digital Art: Painting
2. Traditional Art
Writing Tips #4: Passive characters(this is based on an ask I got on my writing blog. I wrote a lot to it, with some links as well, and think it might be useful)Writing Tips #4: Passive characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I have a WIP that is narrated by a character who I don't identify with because she's so boring. Her role is designed to be more passive than assertive, because the plot drives itself, but the result is a character who just takes in everything and though she has emotions about what happens, she herself is very flat. How can I develop a better protagonist who's more involved with the story? How can I make a passive narrator interesting?"
Every character critical to the plot or story needs to be interesting in some aspect. If a character is boring, I would recommend mapping out her fears, insecurities, talents, weaknesses, etc. to get a better perspective on who she is and how she solves things. However, for a plot-driven piece, making the character herself interesting might not completely solve the issue, due to there being heavy emphasis on the plot. The
Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With SnappyBack-to-Basics Screenwriting With SnappyBack-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(And Why The Biz Might Not Be For You)
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So ya wanna write a screenplay. Maybe you’re bored with 180,000 word novels, but you still have a full-length story to tell. Maybe you watched a shitty movie last weekend and thought, I could have written that ten million times better. Maybe you heard that every waiter, barista, and pole-dancer in Hollywood has a screenplay under their belt – and so why don’t you?
So that’s your first thought. Your second thought is – I’ve already been writing for years. I’ve got English degrees up the wazoo and my use of epic metaphors has totally made my professor cream her pants on a regular basis. So why the fuck do I need to go to “film school?” Isn’t that just for hacks anyway?
Well, yes – and no. But that isn’t what this article is about. I’m here to tell you, okay, maybe yo
My Best AdviceDuring my livestreams, people sometimes ask me for drawing advice.My Best Advice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a horrible teacher, but I think there are a few pieces of advice that
I think will fit any situation, no matter what you're trying to draw. Keep
in mind that I'm not the best artist, and you probably shouldn't listen to
Anyway, here's my ad-libbed top five tips (in no particular order).
I'm not counting this one, because it's been stated over and over. I'm
sure everyone knows by now that practice will make you better.
1: Loose Sketch, Tight Lines
Always sketch something before drawing it. Keep it loose and try not
to make short strokes. The sketch is important because you can make
mistakes and fix them really easily. As a matter of fact, this is where
you WANT to make mistakes. You would rather find and fix a messed
up hand here, instead of when you're almost done.
2: Learn when to give up
If something isn't working in your drawing
Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..:iconDemonysh: and I have been talking about things like tutorials, and journal posts about what it's like, or some of the ways to get into the animation industry. She's gone ahead and posted her side with some insight for potential character designers. You can find her journal post over [here].Animation Portfolio's and Demo Reels..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I get asked about the most is how one can prepare, or educate themselves for a career as an animator. This is a VERY long winded conversation, with many facets. I don't want to bore everyone with a massive wall of text here, so I will focus on probably the most important part. -- The part about finding a JOB (either after graduating from animation school, or coming in from another position) as an animator.
THE DO'S and DON'TS OF DEMO REELS AND ANIMATOR PORTFOLIOS
-= The pitfalls to avoid, and get you that job (to pay off those phat student loans) =-
Usefull Stuffi thought i'd share some stuff that helped me draw better, aside from art schoolUsefull Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- IDRAWGIRLS (a lot of value and fundamental stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/idrawgirls
- FZDSCHOOL (awesome stuff here): http://www.youtube.com/user/fzdschool?feature=results_main
- DAARKEN (does a lot of his stuff in real-time so its really easy to follow): http://www.youtube.com/user/daarken
- ART STUDENT OWL (i dont know, this made me laugh at myself so i thought id share this too ): http://fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com/
well i hope that helps. feel free to throw in your own suggestions if you have any
WARNING TO PAYPAL USERS.If you receive(d) an email like this —WARNING TO PAYPAL USERS.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING!
I got this email today and I found it suspicious that they mentioned “Your account will be limited or terminated”. So, I called PayPal and found out that yes, this is indeed a fraudulent email.
They will never just address you with ‘Hello,’ — They’ll usually address you by the name you created the account with.
Also, the only time they will never ask you to change information is through logging into your account or calling them.
Never by downloading a form/file.
This email looks legit but it’s a fake.
It’s a ploy from someone else to get your personal information.
I almost put in my information but decided something about this just didn't feel right, so I called it in.
Again, DO NOT DOWNLOAD or FILL OUT THE FORM! It’s fake.
I know a lot of people on here use Paypal for their commission payment
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
What makes a render a good renderHey my lovely friends and watchers,What makes a render a good render4 months ago in Personal More Like This
today I would like to share a few hints and tips that are actually very obvious but often forgotten. It is about the 3D medium but I think that a few hints also work for other media as well. If you find this too superficial, feel free to post questions in the comments here that go into depth. I bet that we can share a few really good tips like this and I have experienced in tha past that like this, a lot of interesting things could be read in the comment section.
Those Tips are not about postwork btw... as I know that a lot of people do not like postwork and that is okay. Still - a lot of common mistakes can be avoided in the scene settings already.
Ahem... Here we go!
Composition: Try to get away from the "main object in the center of the picture" composition. As it mostly works fine it is rather boring if seen to often. Dare to try something new, or better - old! Ever heard of the "golden ratio"? If not, please check out this link which
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Useful sites for artistsCollection of various stuffUseful sites for artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Living Lines Library
Disney Animation Archive
Pencil Test Depot
DreamWorks Animation Blog
The Art of Disney
Blogs/Sites about specific artists
Art of Nico Marlet
Art of Glen Keane
Art of Barry Reynolds
Nathan Fowkes Art
The Art of Raymond Swanland
Fan Fiction Writing TipsSo you've decided to write some fan fiction. You have an idea that's just begging to be let out and you are going to have a go at being creative.Fan Fiction Writing Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next step seems self-evident; you'll either hang on to it for your own private amusement, or you'll want to share it with a larger audience.
Sharing it usually means posting it. You post something because you want people to read it; most would also like for others to comment and some hardy souls even want gasp feedback.
After many long years I myself decided to start writing again and because my skills were, let us say 'rusty', I even asked for comments and constructive criticism. When none was forthcoming I resorted to begging for comments. Unfortunately, the well of comments appeared to have run dry.
Then one brave soul who will forever hold a special place in my heart stepped forward and told me some things that I needed to hear.
In a nutshell it was this, "some people will pass up a fic or backbutton if they notice error
Coloring those Scanned Lines!So this is one of my ways of coloring scanned lines that I feel work pretty well. I'm new at narrating through meh vids but I'll better I swear. lol!Coloring those Scanned Lines!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
... have fun watching, comment and of course....subscribe> http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=corankizerstone
Drew a ton of faces of random deviants from a couple journals back. Unfortunately video issues ensued and I was unable to record it. That made me think "I'll have color it on vid". So that shall happen.
Tweet me ........>
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Meh Blog>........ .http://kizerdabbles.blogspot.com/
Wait ... What? Grammar?The English language is the shizz, this I am painfully aware of. There are so many slang words - as you can see from the first sentence - and so many words from other languages folded into everyday speech that it’s a wonder those of us born in English speaking countries can even manage its intricacies.Wait ... What? Grammar?2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn’t help that the age of texting requires us to shorten words and leave out punctuation just to get a message to fit. That tendency has an unfortunate habit of bleeding over into real written communication, where it does not belong.
Below are a few examples of incorrect word usage, capitalization, and punctuation that I’ve been noticing in quite a few places, including stories. I’ve even added a couple of my own problem words which give me fits because I ain’t perfect! Hope this helps:
Brake and Break = A Brake is a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle. To Break is to smash something, ignore something (like a
100 Drawing ChallengeI found a good way to practice with the tablet. I'm going to do the 100-drawing challenge that's been going around DA lately, and my personal requirement will be that I have to draw every picture with the tablet. Part of the rules are that I must post the rules here:100 Drawing Challenge8 years ago in Personal More Like This
"the point of this challenge is to test and improve your skill as an artist. After 100 pics who wouldn't be better. Please forgive me if this in any way excludes you from taking the challenge.
1.) Make 100 pics each pic having a theme listed below. Each pic should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.
2.) No time limit so have fun
3.) The main picture should be drawn but not limited to. for all fair purposes, people are allowed to use their paint programs and photo shop to create the pic.
3a.) pics should be of own artistic ability. You may not edit photos, or break any other rules set out in the Da etiquette policy. Your pics can be anything from sketches and doodles to great
Rules - updatedRulesRules - updated4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Credit and Contact
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Do not redistribute my stock
Credit me if you have used any of my stock. Please include a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
Contact me when you have used my stock, providing me with a link to the artwork.
You may post artworks containing my stock on other websites/magazines/tutorials.
Using stocks as references in real world ( i.e exhibitions, shows, school portfolios/classes) That are not on the internet is fine.
A stock credit is always displayed clearly near the image, including a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
You may sell 'on-demand' prints of your artworks containing my stock, anywhere you like.
Absolutely no redistribution of my stock in any form is allowed (this includes tubing) The only place where my stock is provided is in this account faestock
If the b
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_66 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2014Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2014Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2014Fire Tutorial by Azot2014
Stone Tutorial by Azot2014Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Defining Original Characters Almost all of us who write or draw fan works have at some point created an OC – original character. I see them frequently and I’ve been asked on a number of occasions if I have one.Defining Original Characters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The answer to that question is that I actually have several. For me an OC falls into several categories; primary character, secondary character, blank canon character, pivotal character, and the extra.
Let me attempt to define these distinctions. First off is the character I call ‘extra’. They may or may not have a name, their appearance in a story is very short, they have little to no back story, and they can be useful enough to have a minor recurring role.
An example of such a character is Shawn
Photoshop ver 07 // brushes found  Page7 Photoshop ver 07+ // Page7Photoshop ver 07 // brushes found  Page78 years ago in Personal More Like This
+ :iconSCULLY7491: // brushes found :
http://www.deviantart.com/view/19696659/ Antique Lace Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20631147/ Pop Art Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20634082/ Blood Brushes III
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20844094/ Hair Brushes III
http://www.deviantart.com/view/20915476/ Lighting Effects Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/19352674/ Guns and Bullets Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16739875/ Border Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16640536/ Spots and Stripes Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/16524227/ Random Grunge
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14879647/ Valentine Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14754346/ Starlight Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14683682/ Fractal Swirls Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14616265/ Alchemy Brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/view/14551034/ Puzzle Brushes
Resources/Advice-Heads and FacesHere is a second resource journal brought on because all the portraits I've been doing this week! The first journal was Stuff to Listen to While Drawing. This is basically a huge list of tutorials and references. At the end I talk about two 3D models of heads that have been super useful to me recently!Resources/Advice-Heads and Faces11 months ago in Personal More Like This
General: Face Tutorial by alexds1 Face Tutorial by phobs Reference Head and Face by what-i-do-is-secret Men that look like men by what-i-do-is-secret
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor