Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 1IntroductionIntroduction to Printing Techniques: Part 15 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Printmaking is a process where multiple original images, prints, are made by printing from one original source onto paper or other chosen print surface. The original plate is called matrix and it can be made of various materials. The image is transferred from the matrix using different printmaking techniques either by hand or by using a press.
The prints created by printmaking process are original artworks having an element of originality, so they are not considered as copies. Each print is signed, titled and numbered by the artist. The impressions printed from the same matrix are forming an edition.
This article is divided into two parts and it introduces shortly some printmaking techniques with artwork examples.
The Part 1 introduces relief printing techniques such as linocut and woodcut.
The Part 2 introduces intaglio printing
Six Word Story ReminderThis blog is directed to all those that write six word stories. Even if the content does not apply to everyone, it would be much appreciated by the admins of this group if you could read this blog.Six Word Story Reminder1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It has come to our attention that a sizeable majority of you are having your six word stories declined by us pending approval during submission. If they are not declined, then they barely scrape through. Writing on behalf of the admins here in this group, we have discussions on what is acceptable and what is not, and the amount of pieces that are not acceptable has increased in the past few months.
The concept of a six word story can be difficult to understand, though writing a six word story can be even more difficult for some. As a result, we strongly suggest that everyone revisit what a story is and is not, specifically this blog in which we have underlined some features on what makes a six word
raffle has ended will be posting winners very soonraffle has ended will be posting winners very soon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cheers to all who entered ended up with giving 366 tickets out way more then i thought
thanks to all won entered or who helped advertise this giveaway in any way
and yes there will be another giveaway i am already preparing for the next one which will be spring time into summer
so keep an eye out
now i will start writing out the winners so winners would be posted in a few mins
cheers again guys
Suggest and win a small printI haven't done any give away for a while D:!Suggest and win a small print3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time I have decided to give away one small print with my art.
Specially requested by the winner. How does it sound? '-'
[The size of the drawing will be decided later]
There will be just two conditions:
1 -> Easy just favorite this journal. The more people see it the better.
2 -> The main reason why I do this give away. Suggest anything You would like too see me to draw.
I will try to explain. Once You browse my gallery You will see I draw mostly girls >: and even if I give myself a theme to paint, it usually ends with a female form. I would like, with your help make a new list full of stuff I should work on. This way I would get enough of themes, enough of pressure to challenge myself, and could in same time reward for this huge help.
Everyone can suggest anything. For example: more landscapes, males,creatures or different materials, some special color pallets or even rando
CommissionsFor examples, please see my gallery.Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Portrait commissions - $50 (USD). CLOSED!
Commissions are currently closed and will resume at a later stage.
I am only accepting portrait commissions from now. ( I can deliver these faster for people and it keeps it fun for me too.)
I also only do single bust/portrait characters now.
To point out as well, I do commissions for extra pocket money, they are not my main source of income so they do come second to my client work and because of this private commissions come second to client work. I hope you can be understanding with any delay there may be to get to your or finish your requested commission. I really appreciate all patience and understand.
Valentine's Day giveaway~!!Happy Valentine's day, Deviantart~!Valentine's Day giveaway~!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who wants to win some totally cute FREE PLUSHIES?!
Well, from now until February 14th, you can enter to be on the receiving end of these two cuties!
"But how do I win", you ask?! The rules are simple!
Favorite the deviation!
Comment either on this journal or on the deviation- or both! Each comment counts as a seperate entry from the favorite, so that's a total of 3 possible entries!
Multiple comments DON'T COUNT... please don't spam me with comments XD
Want more chances? Enter on Facebook, as well! The rules are different there, so please read them!
A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and notified via PM- this includes FB and DA, so the winner won't necessarily be on dA! I'd love to offer 3 seperate sets, but I honestly don't ha
I TRACEDYES, I traced.I TRACED8 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I've been such an idiot not to frikin yelling it out earlier. SUCH an IDIOT. It's really hard to even give ANY motivation for it. And I will not, it would only make this entry lamer and take away from the actual point I want to make.
Here's the bottom line: I traced. I got attention for it. I kept doing it, and kept lying about it, and I got even more attention for it. And even when I could actually stop, I persisted, becoming quite ridiculous. Sure, I did remove the images, I did move on, 6 months ago even, but see, the problem is, it's really not about me anymore. A bunch of people forgave me quietly, but again, being forgiven or not is not the point, because hey, me tracing, that's not THAT big of a deal in the first place, right?
Hmm, except it is a big deal.
Why do so many Disney fanartists trace? Quite simply, BECAUSE so many OTHER Disney fanartists trace. Yes, it's understood, implied, that the work isn't REALLY our own. But after spending hours on the drawing
Commission Info [Closed!]I'm closed! I'm answering everyone's notes ;v;Commission Info [Closed!]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Read the FAQ!
Make sure to read everything before commissioning me!
If my commissions are full, check my waiting-list! If waiting-list is full keep an eye out for openings!
How it Works
To check prices and examples go to my website:
Les Mis Wrap-UpIt's been a week since my beloved show closed.Les Mis Wrap-Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can legitimately say that this experience has changed my life. And what an honor to have been included in something so much bigger than myself. It was truly astounding. What a story to tell. Les Misérables. What. A. Story. Glorious.
You know what's strange, is that I didn't come to a complete realization that by being in this show, I was fulfilling a dream. It wasn't until right before my closing show that it really hit me. My director gave a killer speech, heartfelt and sentimental. Wonderful and brilliant. Then near the end, he said, "I hope you all realize that by being part of this show, you're making dreams come true. There are some people in this cast that are getting the chance to play their dream roles. Their dream roles. And that's because of you. So thank you." And when I thought about it, I started to tear up. Eponine. Eponine was ver
PREORDERS + FREE GIVE AWAY FOR THE KEVEDD FANBOOKPREORDERS + FREE GIVE AWAY FOR THE KEVEDD FANBOOK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this post is going to be a preorder/giveaway!
This also a giveaway to celebrate that I hit
SO THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOWS ON TUMBLR AND WATCHES ON DA!!! <3 <3 <3
so what i'll be giving for free is FIVE FANBOOKS (one book for each 5 winners) this contest will end on Oct. 8
I'll be paying for the shipping and everything all you guys have to do is REBLOG this post/FAVE this Journal ANNNNNDDDD please go to
+++++++a Rafflecopter giveaway ++++++++ in order to enter
if you guys want to see the video review of the book go to this link:
+General Info of the Book+
GratitudeGratitude2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A Valentine Birthday Wish from +SpyedAll of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. This year for my birthday on Valentines Day I want to focus the love I have from my friends and family to build a WELL in a developing country. They cost $5000. And for the next 20 years this well will provide fresh drinking water to a village.A Valentine Birthday Wish from +Spyed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Angelo's words...
All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need.
I'm surrounded by very giving people, and I'm always honored by how gracious my friends are, but when a guy gets to a
certain age, you kinda just buy the video games and books and music right when you want them, you know?
This year, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday. I was introduced recently to a charity
called charity: water, and I love this organization. The people behind
Weekly Feature #12Glasses by cuppleseyReceding Cell by NorbertKocsisCherrysphere by TiKy2010Alina by kibakibbaAlter Elbtunnel II by DanielHeydeckeWeekly Feature #121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.Beware of this scammer! (new alias)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
The Light Novels Found!I have been searching for Trinity Blood light novels for a while now. We all know that it is a hopeless journey if one tries to search them in English, so I decided to try it in Russian!Miraculously, I ended up finding a Russian translation which had a link going to the English translation. In the end, you can find the novels and the illustrations here:The Light Novels Found!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welyn (username on Trinity Blood community forums) has kindly compiled this from her novels, the TB community form, and various corners of the internet.
She has agreed to share it, and stated that all credits should be intact and in the files. If any credit is missing, please let her know via PM on the Trinity Blood community forums (or PM KakeranoTsuki if you're unsure how to go about this)
Thank you, Welyn!
Please spread the word out to the other Trinity Blood groups, too. I hope this will be helpful to those tortured souls who have been dyin
Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepPisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PISCES: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep
Zodiac Sign Pisces
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Holiday Card Project 2014Holiday Card Project 20146 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
Happy 2013!!So.. how were your first days of 2013? I hope you all had a really awesome New Years! I actually just spent it at home, flipping through New Year specials on TV with my family until the countdown XD. Not extremely exciting, but it was nice! ^.^Happy 2013!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, resolutions anybody?
I guess my artsy ones are just to make more original pieces, and to improve in composition and anatomy. Of course, I need to push myself to practice more as well!
It's been a while since I've made a journal of gratefulness, so I also wanted to take this chance to just thank all my watchers for all your support and for just being the most amazing people ever! The feedback you give me really means a lot and it warms the cockles of my heart knowing you like my art enough to want to see it in your inbox! I can only hope that I won't disappoint! Thank you all so much for inspiring me!!
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;DOoookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in