Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Free Livestream Art Lessons Begin today!Every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.Free Livestream Art Lessons Begin today!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets.
For those who want their work critiqued at 6:00, email me so I can prepare them. I will be giving you advice on how to reach the potential of your painting with a thorough paintover. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. Ill be on my mic each time to help you guys out, link me to your pictures and I'll show you what needs to be done, like drawing over them, and I'll record the lessons on the live-stream so you can find them again. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far
Paint tool Sai Circle tutorialI SOUnD STUPID BUT OH WELL HERE YOU GO!Paint tool Sai Circle tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video- Eye Tutorialhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-vbU7pO2WMVideo- Eye Tutorial1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Transform Portrait Image into Artistic PaintingIn this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Easily Transform a Normal Portrait Image into an Artistic Painting. We will apply several image adjustments, filters, and Pen Tool to achieve this effect. This tutorial is suitable for those who possess intermediate Photoshop knowledge. Have a tryTransform Portrait Image into Artistic Painting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in CS6 - therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version.
View this Tutorial
Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial:
Hope you enjoy it
Como saber se estou cobrando certo?Planilha de CobrançaComo saber se estou cobrando certo?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fiz uma planilha no Google Docs para calcular o valor de custo de produção de imagem. Basicamente, é o seu custo de vida, o mínimo pra viver, com alguns fatores que devem ser considerados na hora de calcular/negociar.
Clique para acessar o Google Docs.
Copie e cole o conteúdo da planilha em outra planilha do Google Docs, pois esta daí é uma amostra e não pode ser editada. Dá pra fazer download em formato do Excel e OpenOffice também.
Primeiro, preencha todas as despesas mensais. Se quiser, pode adicionar linhas e colocar mais categorias. Inclua até mesmo as despesas pagas anualmente, como impostos, renovação de domínio e host (no meu caso), etc. Some os valores deste tipo, divida por 12 e você terá uma idéia de quanto is
PS greyscale tutorial on YouTubeTumblrPS greyscale tutorial on YouTube1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Copy paste from my tumblr:
Photoshop greyscale "tutorial"
I am ashamed of myself. Photoshop… you, sir, are complicated.
T U T U R I A L ST U T O R I A L ST U T U R I A L S6 years ago in Personal More Like This
After a long wait, I have finally completed a set of tutorials on my process of creating colored artworks from lineart!
Thoughts on painting light
Preparing to paint
How To Make Clouds
Grayscale paint/shade Walkthrough - Halla
Grayscale paint/shade Walkthrough - Wildcloud
Excellent tutorials by others.
Gradient Shading Tutorial. Pt1 by *Ilyana88Gradient Shading Tutorial. Pt2 by *Ilyana88
Animal Eye Tutorial by ~daisy7
Useful Stuff:iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz:Useful Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some of the tutorials I've collected throughout the years, that could be very useful for anyone interested in improving their skills, and challenging themselves C: or just for folk who have trouble drawing wings ;D
This journal/blog entry will be updated, as we find more useful tutorials!
Bird Wings Tutorial by *joanniegouletWing Tutorial by *windfalconRealistic Wing Tutorial II by *windfalcon
Looking at horses pt. 1 by *ZaracGreyscale Shading Tutorial by *EscyKaneGreyscale Coloring Tutorial by *EscyKaneDapples Tutorial Part 1 by *assphyxiaSmudge tutorial by ~Caserta-StockHorse Tutorial by ~DroemarHorse Tutorial: Part 2 by ~Droemar:thum
Well this was an interesting weekAhhhhWell this was an interesting week8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So a week back when I went to the hospital to have myself examined and blood samples taken, I went full retard mode and fainted right there in the nurse's room. FUN TIMES. I was being dumb and didn't eat or drink a thing in the morning because I didn't expect them to play vampires and take that much blood.
well after that I at least found out what being high on adrenaline feels like.
The doctor found out I've been attacked by some kind of streptococcus which may have been the reason of my bones hurting like that. So I was bedridden for a few days with six pills a day.
Today I was in the hospital again to get the results and get another blood samples taken. Rheumatic arthrosis is completely negative, which makes me relieved beyond measures. It means that even if the upcoming tests turn out positive, I'll still be able to sport. In two weeks I'll have more tests done as the doctor wants me completely healthy for them.
But yeah I'm really happy right now, ahhhh
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Magical Photoshop Blender BrushSelect the Smudge Tool. Click on Windows>Brushes (F5). Select a soft brush.Magical Photoshop Blender Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on Shape Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Size Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Scattering (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Scatter to 50% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
>Set the Count to 8.
>Set the Count Jitter to 80% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Other Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Strength Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on the top right corner pull-down menu on the brushes window. Click on "New Brush Preset." Name your brush. Doing this saves your brush.
NOTE: The scattering is where this brush is most effective. If you want softer blending, decrease the scatter. If you want rougher blending, increase it. Feel free to use these settings on different brush shapes as well for different effects (such as watercolor, oil, etc. Try all those different textured brush shapes provided by Photoshop and di
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is the alternative?
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_12 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!10 months 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
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
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 21 year 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
Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.Notes on Character Design3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
Foal color Generator How to design a foal using a random generatorFoal color Generator4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you ask me to design the foal for you, I will design it by picking the markings randomly. But I'll try to to this as realistic as possible. For example, two horses with a lot of white (wide blazes and stockings) mostl likely won't get a foal without any markings, and the other way around. So I modify chances to get a likely result.
It's a lot of fun to design foals this way, and very exciting. If you want to try it, feel free ^^
This is an example how I do it:
Sire: Murphys Law, Seal Brown Color Genetics: At a | E e
Dam: Miss X, Chestnut, A a | ee
I need [RANDOM.ORG] and a text document, for example Word.
The Base Color
First thing is to generate the foals base color.
On random.org, I fill in: Min: 1, Max: 2
I start with the Black/Chestnut gene: E / e.
Murphy has E and e, so the E gets No.1 and e No. 2
I press "generate" and Random.org gives me a "1", that means the foal
TUTORIAL: How I Shade~This is how I normally shade when I am doing references for my HaRPG stuff :] I will not answer any questions about this! Why? Because there is nothing more to see, this is a very simple method with no hidden tricks or secrets, it literally is impossible for me to be further in depth about my process xD The explanations to each step are in the deviation :]TUTORIAL: How I Shade~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step One: Base colour layer
Step Two: Shadow layer step one
Step Two: Shadow layer step one and a half
Step Two: Shadow layer step two
Step Three: Mid-tones step one
Step Three: Mid-tones step two
Step Four: Highlights step one
Step Four: Highlights step two
Some closing notes:
As you might have noticed I try not to use the same colours to shade/highlight as the base coat. If you have ever looked at your shadow during the afternoon its no
Friend help friendHi ^_^Friend help friend3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Many people have asked me questions about the drawing in photoshop.
This is all information for me.
Actually I have been using Photoshop for almost 2 years.
I think I have too little experience to speak about this.
Drawing in Photoshop is similar to traditional art
For me, pressing Ctrl + z and History, it is helpful for me.
I will guide you about photoshop painting.
1) You need diligent drawing traditional art.
I draw traditional art throughout my life,I have time I will be drawing a regular basis.
I paint regularly, the weight of my pencil line have very soft.
2) You have to train your eyes.
you must Look angles in everything.
Be it, eye, nose and mouth, all everything have angles.
I focus on this issue and I practice it regularly.
You can see that the teachers in school often teach to draw geometric shapes first.
sculpt clay can help you learn about angles.
if you not have clay, you can use 3d program.
3) You must sketching,it is very important.
4) You should will