PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
Helpful Tutorials (Everything You Need!)Hey, fellow artists!!Helpful Tutorials (Everything You Need!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to compile some tutorials that I've found helpful, to make life a little easier.
Anyway, if you've been looking for some help, I hope this is it!!
(I put these: * by my favorites)
Before I start the list, I have to say that regardless of what style you're trying to capture, this tutorial has been by FAR the most helpful for me.
tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn
tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn
skippingmints' simple tree tutorial - SAI by skippingmints
*Water Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Mini-Tutorial No.2 - Basic Water- by ValaSedai
water tutorial by kuro-mai
Hayden's PS Water Tutorial by HaydenM
Mini-Tutorial No.4 - Rain and Snow Pt.1 - by ValaSedai
Rainy Day Tutorial by koisnake
Tutorial - landscape by GenjiLim
Background tutorial - Part 1 by kalambo
Background tutorial - Part 2 by kalambo
Various elements - tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Ice stalactites Tutorial by SynfulEve
Ice Surface Tutorial by Karikinet
how to create ice by oione
background tutorial part1 by griffsnuff
***Animal Eye Tutorial by daisy7
eye tutorial for SAI by nevaeh-lee
Infrared Photography TutorialsInfrared PhotographyInfrared Photography Tutorials6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Raw Infrared Pictures are usually monochrome, red or green and turn out to be unalluring to the naked eye.
They have to be "photoshopped" to get into shape.
It can be a confusing world out there for an Infrared Photographer starting out.
Some of the tutorials you find in the web are useful, some just interesting,
some can even be a bit stupid and might lead you in the wrong direction.
I found a very practical step by step video tutorial
made by one of our r72 infrared group members nxxos
which might be very helpful for the start and
guarantees a nearly 100% success rate in post processing.
This Video Walkthrough shows some simple steps as outline below...
"1. Using the ruler tool - I fixed the crooked horizon
(after the ruler tool, click on Image - Image Rotation -
Arbitrary and the correct value i
Painting Process - Solitary Painting Process - SolitaryPainting Process - Solitary6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! Here's the process behind the recent painting - Solitary. And just letting you know that I feel much better after speaking to my friends about the issue. Thanks for your well wishes. Let's move on and see how I have approached this painting!
Step 01: Thumbnailing
It's always handy to do rough thumbnails of what you intend to paint!
Whether it be a portrait, a landscape, still-life, every drawing starts out as a sketch and it is encouraged to do at least a couple more thumbnails to explore your concepts further - you can even do some sketch studies of how each element will be presented in the final drawing. In my case I was got lucky with my first doodle without further study. I was very pleased with the overall composition and my focal points. Once you're invested you can move
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.Make good art.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.
Please, go and watch: http://vimeo.com/42372767
Designing a City... And Imitating Bast?? Designing a City... And Imitating Bast??Designing a City... And Imitating Bast??8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First and foremost thank you to all who have been postin' their feedback and words of encouragement on my previous journal! It's really nice to hear your thoughts on the Edenspell project, it's something that I don't take for granted. Do be patient as in the following months I'll be focusing on building the foundations before I even hit any of the legit sequentials to the story.
I'll be starting off with the most important thing that will connect the reader first-hand - the characters (you would have seen a portion of it for Ashworth as I try to answer the 'Ten Questions To Ask Y
Catching Up - Painting Process Merry Christmas ~ (Part 2) Painting Process - Catching UpCatching Up - Painting Process2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It all starts with the humble thumbnail sketch. I did three and decided to pick the best one that would suit the project.
I then decided to take photos of myself posing as the subjects (Mordecai and Rose) for my own referal when it comes to accuracy of posture, anatomy and the folds of jeans/pants.
I continue to illustrate the elements that made up the illustration, making sure that I got a solid foundation before I began painting. Excuse my 80's cartoon references!
As you can see I've made some changes - there is one chair less outside the cafe and one of
Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group WidgetsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group Widgets4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Group Journal Comment Messages for Admins
Over the past few months, many members have been asking to bring back the feature where Group admins receive Message Center notifications when members comment on their Groups' journals. This week, we brought back this functionality and messages will now be appearing for all new comments.
Group journal messages will appear for all users who have administrative powers over that Group's journal. For example, if the "Contributors" admin class is set to 'Can
Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Sta.sh Submit, Thumbnails to Beta4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Coming Soon: New Sta.sh Submit
Beta testers are currently trying out the new submission process for Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform. This new version includes a simplified and tidier interface that makes it easier to understand and use. The feedback on this new process has been very positive, so we will be rolling it out to all members early next week. If you'd like to try it out early, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:SUBMISSION GUIDELINES5 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ GUIDELINES THOROUGHLY
Attention please also read: Credit Guidelines, Folder Categories Info & Fantasy Criteria
Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muroIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Film, Sta.sh Writer, deviantART muro3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Film Improvements (Beta Testers Only)
We've made two major changes to film on deviantART! First, film is now fully compatible with Sta.sh and the Sta.sh submission process, allowing you to store and post film deviations directly from your Sta.sh. Secondly, the film player has been overhauled, and the film deviation page has been updated and rebuilt to match the same layout other deviations have, for consistency, ease of use, and better overall appearance.
Managing Your Deviations- A Hidden Menu!Community WeekManaging Your Deviations- A Hidden Menu!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Did You Know...
...DeviantART has a mass storage system of all your gallery deviations?...you can manage all of your gallery deviations from one location?...you can move deviations into "Storage" and essentially remove them from your gallery while preserving the page view, favorite, download, and other statistics?
THIS IS ALL 100% POSSIBLE!
Many of us have deviations in our galleries that you no longer have the computer file for and would be devastated if you lost them… Ever thought, "I really don't want to download each deviation to my computer or sta.sh but I just don't want them in my gallery any longer! Then there's a handful of deviations I want to turn off comments for. I wonder if this can be done all at once?" If this is you... Keep Reading!
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art WeekPE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 21 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.
The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.
This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURES
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co
PE: CSS3 101 - Color GradientsPE: CSS3 101 - Color Gradients3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Table of Contents:
This article contains two major topics of Gradients:
Internet Explorer 10+
What are Gradients?
A color gradient, in terms of comput
Tutorial Feature - TexturizingTextures are neat way to add extra punch on your artworks. They're fun to create yourself or you can use endless resources various artists here in dA are providing. If you're using textures made by other artists, always remember to read and follow their stock rules and credit your source!Tutorial Feature - Texturizing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This feature consists of two different parts: At first I am introducing tutorials teaching how to create textures yourself; both traditional and digital methods. In the second part of this journal I am featuring tutorials advising how to use textures in your artworks. The tutorials are mainly using Photoshop to create and edit pictures but there are similar tools in most of the photoediting programs.
Creating Your Own Textures
a) b) c)
a) If you want to learn how to create your own textures in traditional way, this tutorial gives you all the advices you need. Just follow the instructions, scan the results of your experiments and vo
Mini Contest!!hello this is the founder! on sunday i won 2 place, silver in the local Florist championships in my area in my land to celebrate this, we will hold a mini contest!!Mini Contest!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Design Your Own Otome OC Contest
Design your own OC from which ever otome game/anime/manga you want!! It can be Male or Female, Cyborg or Humanoid.
Background is not necessary.
Contest ends on 30 August 2015 (or sooner if all entries are submitted before)
Submit entry to the 'mini contest' folder
1 entry per person
Add a little info about your OC, such as Name, Age, Background etc.
No furrie and/or fetish art.
It has to be your own art (no bases)
[Bullet; Pink] No collaborations (working together with others)
[Bullet; Pink] No old/previous art. The artwork submitted has to be for the contest only.
[Bullet; Pink] No hate/anti art
[Bullet; Pink] We don't know all the otome-games
Group RulesThese are the rules of the group. All members are responsible for reading the rules and following them. Serious offenses of breaking the rules will result in being banned. Repeated minor infractions will result in being banned. There are many sections of the rules, all members are responsible for reading the membership section. You only need to read the other sections as they apply to your activities (like affiliating, submitting art, participating in contests, etc.) The last section is mostly for the benefit of people curious about the different staff positions.Group Rules5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Information About Membership
All deviants are able to join the group. All you need to do is to request to be a member from the front page and there you are. Please only send one request, we will get to you. Duplicate requests are frustrating and bothersome. You don’t have to say anything in your request, b
Please Release Me!Stock & ResourcesPlease Release Me!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
PREFACE: WE ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND DO NOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE. WE ARE ONLY SHARING BEST PRACTICES THAT WE HAVE USED INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY AS PHOTOGRAPHERS, ART BUYERS, EDITORS AND PRODUCERS.ULTIMATELY, ONE SHOULD CONSULT WITH COUNSEL. ALSO, THIS INFORMATION APPLIES ONLY TO COMMERCIAL IMAGERY, NOT TO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, FINE ART OR PHOTOJOURNALISM.
There is an urban legend that adheres to the belief that taking a photograph takes part of ones' soul. I don't know about that, but I do believe that basic etiquette applies at the very least when taking pictures of people, animals, property, etc. that could ultimately be used commercially. In many cases, basic laws involving copyright, rights of publicity and rights of privacy also apply to these uses. At some point in your photography career, you will get a request to either sell, license or grant permission for someone to use your work. Getting releases in order will make that process a lot easier, and, u
EXERCISE 20: Shape Challenge IIIFULL EXERCISE 20 POST HEREEXERCISE 20: Shape Challenge III2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How Exercises work and how can I participate?
On Mondays we will create a new exercise with a new topic and goal with either a 1 week or 2 week goal.The community will submit their own work along with myself and provide feedback or tips on the submissions.On Friday, February 28th this exercise will be updated with new images and any learning tips and techniques learned along the way.How can I participate? – Read the exercise challenge below and submit your image via the “Submit Image” button below.
Exercise 20 (E20) – Shape Challe
THANKS MY TOP WATCHERS 1STSo it's been 4 months since the first day I used DA. I always remember the first days, I have no friends, no comments, no conversations...no one care about my artworks, pretty lonely but now I have a lots of lovely new friends, customers, and watchers who interested in my artworks, I'm so happy for that. 2 months ago, I've just tried to open Commission, and I can't believe that I have about...10 customers, it's not too much, but with me ,It a big source of encouragement for me. And now my art skills maybe improve a little bit but my english still very bad LOL.I write this journals just want to say "Thanks" with some special friends, watchers who truly care about my deviants. Just want to say: " thanks you guys so much, you guys are a big source of encouragement for me. I would never forget your kindness. I love all you guys"THANKS MY TOP WATCHERS 1ST10 months ago in Personal More Like This
And this is MY TOP WATCHERS 1st (JAN ---> APRIL 2015):
***You guys always appear very quick and multiple time when
Finding Stock/Reference PhotosAs someone who is very reference-heavy on pretty much all of my works, I decided to share what I've learned through finding stock images, whether it be for manipulation or for drawing references.Finding Stock/Reference Photos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Step 1: Visualize Your Work
If you go into Resources and Stock Images > Stock Images and type in "Horse", you will get about 150k results. I'm not one to search for hours looking through images, so I use a few different ways to finding that perfect stock image.
There are tons of horse stock groups such as :iconhorse-stock-heaven: and :iconequine-resource:, however, some groups such as :iconEquine-Artists-List: have sections specifically for stock. Sometimes, these small-scale stock folders are gold mines for finding stock without searching for hours. As well as that, watch your favourite stock photographers so that you can easily access their photos.
In larger stock groups, they will have specific folders for an element of the photo. Horse Stock He
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Sta.sh Titles, Bug Fixes4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Titles Always Display
Titles on Sta.sh items will now always display. Previously, titles only displayed while hovering your cursor over the items. This simple change makes the interface clearer and makes it easier to identify your items.
DeviantART was invaded by FUR. After FUR's article received over 500,000 pageviews and 50,000 comments in one day, the felines