Go for it - Photoshop BrushesPrevious Go for it articles:Go for it - Photoshop Brushes7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go for it - Photoshop Tutorials
Go for it - Photoshop Actions
Hello guys! How are you?
This "Go for it" Article is about Photoshop Brushes.
Many of us use brushes to enhance our works result. Whether they are drawings, vectors, paintings, manipulations, photographies, etc., the truth is that brushes are many times a life savior and, they help us achieve great effects in an great and easy way.
What are brushes?
Quoting my own Tutorial, "Brushes can be compared to stamps that we use in Photoshop (or in other program like Paint Shop Pro, Illustrator, Corel PhotoPaint, etc.). The main puropse is to add extra effect or details into your digital work".
I've created 2 Tutorials exlaining how to instal & apply Photoshop Brushes and, also how to create your own Photoshop Brushes. If you find them useful, please download t
Middle-earth in picturesMiddle-earth is a world created by J.R.R.Tolkien, one of the most complex creations and foundations of classic fantasy. Many artists are inspired by this amazing world, and there are not many events in its history that escaped a painter's brush... I bring you a short (yes, I call this short ) summary of the events, in a more or less chronological order:Middle-earth in pictures5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before the time:
Silmarillion Genealogical Tree by BerenfoxManwe Sulimo by GustavoMalekManwe by Nahar-Doa:thumb74497816:The Mother of Stars by fernandocarvalhoSilmarillion: Taniquetil by LadyEllethNienna by RenaSarrabiNamo, the Judge by MaurevalVaire, the Weaver by DanielGovar:thumb166655722:Melkor by Lirulin-yirthThe Fallen Angel by morrigann11:thumb123399675:Melkor by TaeriThe Dark Vala by ginn-mIlluin by BellaElizabethLarsen'And Aule made the Dwarves' by rysowAniaCuivienen by losselenOrome Encounters the Elves by ProtoguyEarly Days by Leliumoj_The Two Trees_ by emmekamalei:thumb4289447:Earwen by Studio-1901The Last Look by BreoganMelkor's Release by felegundMairon and the Shadow by neffinesseFeanor.. estasi e tormento by icy-maidenThe making of the Silmarils by rysowAnia:
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!It's available online now!Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Etsy + Storenvy
My brand new art book, created as a group project with Cinnamoron
***Limited quantities of books (presently, 10 books) are signed by both artists! I've signed in silver on my cover, Amanda has signed in gold on hers.
This is a unique book in that it has no front or back cover, exactly. From whatever side you pick the book up at, you'll read to the middle of the book, and then you flip the book over vertically to right side up the other artist. In this way, both of us can sell the book at our own shows and always appear to be the featured artist. It's pretty great.
More pictures coming as soon as I can pull myself together enough to handle some photography. This listing is for those of you who don't even care, just, BOOK. Here are a couple illustrations that are featured in the book:
Contest with Cash PrizesTO CELEBRATE THE CREATION OF OUR GROUP :iconchendie:!Contest with Cash Prizes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE CONTEST IS HELD BY :iconspadiekitchenqueen: AND :iconchenria:!
Running time: from 5 august to 5 november
Games of court and crown
Setting (A very quick introduction to the land and story) :
My story takes place in the country of Dendroa, the land of Storms (part of the world of Derkomai I created) during the period when Aelys was part of the Keeshir Guard, from the moment she was found after the wreckage to the one when she will have to flee to Drechenval, scapegoated with the murder of the king.
Dendroa is a monarchy with harsh laws. Slavery is forbidden but every citizen has to contribute to the well being of the country, both by taxes and public works when requested (the nature of the task is adapted to the capacities of every one).
The pantheon is composed of several deities, the main
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves
The Beginning of The Lord Of The Rings
We’ve all had at least one special book that we’ve loved and reread but when it comes to books that have defined and influenced us that list becomes much smaller. On most peoples lists J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic work The Lord of The Rings would be at the top of the list.
Without it many of the artists and writers we kno
How did you learn to draw?Hi and happy weekend everyone, just like last year, i thought it can't hurt to share our experiences and opinions here from time to time via journals.How did you learn to draw?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to know how you learned to draw, how you were starting and what you use today to improve and learn more about the art of drawing.
Did you just draw for fun and did you teach everything to yourself? Did you use books about drawing techniques? Did or do you study art in courses and school classes?
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
DOUBLE CONTEST -Art/Fanfic - Ends TomorrowYeap come on everyone to participate! ;D so another week... it will be the final date.DOUBLE CONTEST -Art/Fanfic - Ends Tomorrow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new deadline is July 21 at 24 hrs GMT -4
Those who have already published, if you want you can improve your tentries during this time (for those who feel they did it too rushed)
We had several questions, and some errors REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A COSPLAY CONTEST PLEASE BE ORIGINAL! Look for classic stories, legends, mythology, they can even be based on paranormal events, (the change of clothes is allowed, but there is a clear line between that and cosplay. Ask for any questions you have (I don't want to reject entries u.u )
OK, we've been idle too looooong, since we're a large group but we aren't a supergroup so can't use polls, I have taken the liberty to choose the theme for the next contest! (I planned to make a vote, but I have no time to count votes u.u)
Double Contest for Fanfics and Art
PLEASE READ A
Something you need to readI'm so tired of the old school notion that there is even such thing as "cheating" in art. Take the time to read this post by the incredible Gregory Manchess, you'll be better off for it. http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/07/10-things-i-rememberabout-tracing.htmlSomething you need to read3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to have a quiet little freak-out now...... because the fifth anniversary of the first actual Roommates comic is coming up in just over a month.I'm going to have a quiet little freak-out now...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It boggles the mind that the comic's been going this long. It boggles more that some of you have been on this boat since the beginning, and others have been weathering it out for ridiculous spans of time. I mean, five years, for a fan comic? Even as a webcomic, it's no Penny Arcade or anything. There's no money here, just love of fandom. And stories. And fan service.
Thank you everyone who's been reading and commenting and faving and recommending it to your friends, and generally suffering through having people look at you strange when you squeal, scream, or burst out laughing in the middle of the computer lab/living room/library.
How shall we celebrate?
I have a sad confession. To me from me. UPDATEDOver the last few weeks I realised something really sad. I stopped drawing warrior cat art because I became embarrassed of it. I really really really enjoyed it, but through the process of going to university, despite doing an animation course and drawing children's stuff every day, I was embarrassed to keep illustrating scenes from a series of books that I loved and really sparked my imagination. I'll explain why.I have a sad confession. To me from me. UPDATED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The problem with social media is that people you know in real life start following you on your accounts on various websites. Pinterest, tumblr, twitter, facebook, youtube, deviantart... the list goes on.
Although, fun at first (oh wow, my real life friend is on here too, this is sooo cool we can do art things together!), it really stifled my creativity. With every person that started to follow me, it was like an increasing weight on me to perform. Recently lots of people I know have started fo
Hard core, manToday at work, an older gentleman came in and asked how much it would cost to make copies of nine pages from a law book. I told him that at fifteen cents per page, his order would cost $1.35. He put one elbow on the counter, waggled his eyebrows, and said, “I bet you could use that for your party money, huh?”Hard core, man2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had to refrain from cackling because a) $1.35 won’t even buy a pack of those noisemakers you use to annoy your parents on New Year’s Eve and b) I am the absolute farthest thing from a party girl ever. My idea of a party involves Disney karaoke, sliding on the tile in my socks, and rolling around on the floor until my gas is gone. I have had, in total, approximately four to five whole glasses of wine in my entire life. I do not twerk, grind, bump, or air hump. I do not shake my thing up in the club with my homies. I do not participate in keggers. The shortest skirt I own comes to the middle of my knees. I would rather wear a bustle than
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commission pricesPhoto-manipulationcommission prices5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photo-manipulation 65 EURO
• Full size, high res image (+ 3000 px)
• Up to two main subjects
• If desired you'll receive a tailored wallpaper, the size of your screen
• If desired you'll receive a resized picture with a name and a quote
• A high amount of detail and no restrictions on character design difficulty
• Everything is possible, just ask!
• For each subject upon the basic one + 25 EURO
Reference 40 EURO
• Full size, high res image (+ 1500 - 3000 px)
• Your character can either be photo-manipulated or drawn
• You'll receive the character on a transparent b
dream of dreamsdream of dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb426865493: Deafness by Nelleke
Elemental Collision III by FramedByNature thunderstrom by iconicarchive Twilight Towers IV by FramedByNature
Iceland - the big blue by PatiMakowska Summer Breeze by davidrichterphoto Tijarafe Sunset by Nichofsky
DS Up Close 8-24-13 by mitsubishiman Legends of the Black Forest- Pt. I by TheChosenPesssimist hallow hollow by NWunseen
Good Morning by TomazKlemensak Between Times by JanPusdrowski Winds by IvanAndreevich
Blue Yields to Gold by MarshallLipp Wavy Shapes by FlorentCourty The View by MarshallLipp
The Point of No Return by Inebriantia Is There Anybody Out There... by almostacrayon :thumb433169921:
:thumb431111112: My Heart Between Fire and Ice by Jordan-Roberts :thumb430371356:
Periphery by benjamin-charles Kofa Twilight by PeterJCoskun Furnace by ColinHSillerud
Ribadesella by JuncalDelacroix Meet the mighty Glacier by JasperGrom Exit Glacier - Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska by Bakisto
The Largest One by matthieu-parmentier Pristine by Raymaker Glacier du Geant by Reiep
Two by PRibeiro Blue Mist by almostacrayon Polar dreams by emmanueldautriche
Before the sisters by Dee-T Midnight Hue by Capturing-the-Light una bonita manana.. by kriakao
Huacachina Sunset by scwl Sassolungo by Panomenal Hungarian skies pt.CLXI. by realityDream
Let it snow - CONTESTThis contest is hosted by lintu47.Let it snow - CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are interested please visit the original CONTEST JOURNAL.
LET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.
All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the artwork respects the theme).
01 | All entries must be made specifically for this contest (the entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest - you cannot submit a deviation that was made before December 1st).
02 | All contest entries must say - Made for "Let it snow" contest [here goes the link to this journal] - in the artist's comment/description area.
03 | Each artist is allowed one entry.
04 | The entry has to be original – no art theft, sketches, WIPs, tracing, bases, collaborations. Please respect other
6 tips to create a character (...kinda)Well technically this should be titled "DARQX' TIPS FOR CHARACTER CREATION BOOYAH" or something along those lines - emphasis on DARQX and TIPS which i almost mistyped as "tits" and that would just be incorrect6 tips to create a character (...kinda)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icontuxedoplz: Now excuse me whilst i put on my salesperson voice...
Do you want to create a character but don't know where to start? Maybe you just need some tips for a more realistic character? Here at Darqx' easy
used carcharacter tips, we can help!
Let's begin shall we? I'll be using the Hedone High boys as my examples.
Tip #1: Hai baby, what's your concept?
If you were looking for a date this pick-up line would probably get you slapped in the face, but if you were looking to develop a character and shove them in a setting with other characters than it's a pretty handy way to begin. To put it in a longer sentence: What is the point of your character in relation to the storyline and/or other characters?
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too. Thanks!My Progression as an Animator at Disney3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-
FREE HEAD SKETCH REQUEST LIVESTREAMWould you like to get yourself a FREE head sketch? Then hop onto my livestream channel ! http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaan http://www.twitch.tv/noire_ighaanFREE HEAD SKETCH REQUEST LIVESTREAM2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It will start at 9 pm UTC+1 (Polish time)
All you need to do is to follow my stream and wait for the raffle to start! I don't have many people watching my stream so the chance to get one is very high
Everything will be drawn live and you will see how I do it IRL
So grab your OCs, FCs or other characters! (It has to be a human, I suck at drawing athro characters. Animal ears are acceptable though)
See you on the stream~!
Five easy ways to tell you're a homophobeUpdatesFive easy ways to tell you're a homophobe4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Five easy ways to tell youre a homophobe!
1. You disown your son when he tells you hes gay. CHECK!
2. You refer to homosexuals as fags, fairies, or with other unsavoury F-words. CHECK!
3. You find yourself ripping up rainbow-coloured flags in your free time. CHECK!
4. You stop voting for the German Liberal Party even after Guido Westerwelles resignation. CHECK!
5. You upload a picture of two Elves from the Tolkien legendarium and say theyre not gay. CHECK!
Now wait a minute.
Its incredible how narrow-minded people can become if you dare to say such politically incorrect things as These characters are not gay.
I can only imagine that some of the ones who accused me of homophobia in comments and PNs after the image I uploaded last week* were gay themselves and have been subjected to all sorts of homophobia for so long that they jump at anyones throat for the slightest hint of what they perceive as intolerance. And I ca
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Thank you kindly for ~200 watchers.
nightmares and dreamscapes by cookiesophie Monster eye by ScrayVyle Acheron II by offermoord
0006 by pr13s7 Tuesday, January 20 - The mask you wear by AlexandrinaAna The girl lost the matches,grew up and found a mask by anaPhenix
Breach by TimeL0rd
Protege Moi II by MarinaCoric
Just Some Reminders! [LEADERS PLEASE READ!]of the monthsJust Some Reminders! [LEADERS PLEASE READ!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LAST CHANCE!! Get your OTM omnominations in now! Bacon finds those who give bacon in return. Have some shameless copypasta:
This month we're going to try something a little different with OTMs! Last month saw some record tie-breaks (one category was tied between 13 entries until the very last moment!), so in order to try and stop that happening again we're going to allow you to pick TWO nominations for each category, a 1st and 2nd choice. The winner will be the nomination with the most FIRST CHOICE nominations, and the number of SECOND CHOICE nominations will act as a tiebreaker should it come to that!
All RP nominations should have been posted this month! But Characters and members that you nominate just have to be awesome recently
If you see any worthy characters, RPs or members, don't hesitate to note us with this form:
Character OTM 1st Choice: (include link to profile and reason!)
Character OTM 2nd Choic