Go for it - Photoshop BrushesPrevious Go for it articles:Go for it - Photoshop Brushes6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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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 pictures4 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 morrigann11Melkor by AnExquisiteCorpseMelkor by TaeriThe Dark Vala by ginn-mIlluin by BellaElizabethLarsen"And Aule made the Dwarves" by AlasseaEarelloCuivienen by losselenOrome Encounters the Elves by ProtoguyEarly Days by Leliumoj_The Two Trees_ by emmekamaleiMelian by merlotEarwen 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 AlasseaEarello:
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest with Cash PrizesTO CELEBRATE THE CREATION OF OUR GROUP :iconchendie:!Contest with Cash Prizes1 year 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
Thranduil Feature!For all the fans of Thranduil, here is a featureThranduil Feature!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thranduil by SpartanK42
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Thranduil by NaSyu
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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 Disney2 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-
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The OakenEmbassy is once again open!Hello Oakenlovers!The OakenEmbassy is once again open!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am very happy to inform you that I'm back from my distant travels and that my Mirkwood Embassy is once again open!
I've got a lot of catching up to do, but worry not, a lot of #majesty is coming your way!
Hopefully, as "The Desolation of Smaug" and the extended "Unexpected Journey" draw near, I'll be able to stun you with some up-to-date thoughts about his #majesty's upcoming impressive adventures.
So – as always – stay tuned for more and thank you for your endlessly heart-warming support! As you know, being a constantly Peckish Owl , I enjoy feeding on your comments and the ones I enjoy the most are these in which you thank me for utterly destroying your watchings of "The Hobbit" (you're welcome!) since you fail to restrain from laughing out loud even during the most dramatic moments of his #majesty's majestic journey (the pleasure's all mine!).
What can I say?
Lady P. Owl
Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanitaIt would be a cheerless world if we took everything seriously. If you love something, you should be able to laugh at it as well, and that is also true to our fandom. :iconwolfanita: - wolfanita's gallery can supply you with your daily dose of Hobbit/ LotR / Silmarillion humour, and I invited her to tell us something more about herself and her inspiration in this interview.Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanita4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, my real name is Anita, I live in Berlin (the German one) and I think there’s nothing more spectacular to tell about me.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impressi
Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!It's available online now!Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!1 year 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:
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MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
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101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c
Featured: Hannibal - Part 1I'm right now obsessed by this show, NBC Hannibal. So, until I get the premium membership, I decided to put in my journal a collection of my favorite fanarts, to put me in a good mood every time I log in to my account.Featured: Hannibal - Part 110 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first part of the tribute, the second part will be posted probably on Halloween night, yay!
If you find some fanart really interesting that Isn't in this journal, comment with the link, please!
Personal tribute (my fanarts)
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 Tomorrow2 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
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 LIVESTREAM11 months 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~!
Let it snow - CONTESTThis contest is hosted by lintu47.Let it snow - CONTEST2 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
Contest themesHello everybody!Contest themes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For most of us winter break is over which means hard work, studying, sleepless nights and so little free time.
To sweeten your life a little our group is going to have a contest. Below you'll see a list of possible contest topics. Please comment on this journal which one would be the most interesting for you, so we can pick the theme most appealing to group member.
List of topics:
Thorin & his Nephews ( 20 votes )
Thorin the Majestic ( 10 votes )
Thorin vs Azog (1 vote)
Thorin as a King ( 2 votes )
Thorin & Elfves
Thorin in modern times ( 2 votes )
Thorin and Bilbo ( 8 votes )
Please choose your fav and comment! [:happybounce:]
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?2 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?
Elven Stories Contest + awesome elven featureRead more about our contest:Elven Stories Contest + awesome elven feature1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Rules Submitting Prizes Judging Feature
Over 1000 and Art!!!
After all this time of planning and waiting... IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! Our first Contest.
Contest starts July 1st
Contest ends August 31st
The contest will be canceled if we don't have at least 20 participants.
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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, man7 months 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
~Thankyou~s, features, school stuff and such~:iconmv1plz::iconmv2plz::iconmv3plz::iconmv4plz::iconmv5plz::iconmv6plz::iconmv7plz:~Thankyou~s, features, school stuff and such~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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First of all, I'd like to thank the wonderful :iconTrainScribbler: for one more 1 month Premium membership and points! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!
Also, guess what?! I got home from class today and found a package waiting for me and in it lovely prints of: and OMFG THANK YOU!! This also made me realize that there is a wishlist thingy on DA and that I have stuff added there *totally forgot about that* *goes to look*...oooh pretty
Aside for that, I passed 3 exams throughout the past two weeks (yaaaaaaaaay)...which was the main reason why I have not been replying to a lot of comments. Sorry!! I'll be sure to get to all of them eventually!!
Now, on to the feature part of the journal! As some of you might have noticed, I'm r
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...2 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?
Prize List (Updated 10/17)As you know, almost a month ago we had talk here in the group about an upcoming contest (our very first!). And indeed, that contest is now getting into it's final stages of being written up and double-checked, but we've come across a problem: we need more prizes!Prize List (Updated 10/17)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is set up so there shall be three spot winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (But everyone will be mentioned and given recognition for their participation within the group and contest). For each spot, we need donations of llamas, features, points, sketches, and any other thing that you as a member of our lovely group are able to put forth!
So, as this-is-an-outrage is working on the fine details and rules for such an event, this blog entry is focused on getting as many prizes as possible!
SUPER EDIT: Oh lord people, I cannot even begin to thank you enough! Just after a few days, we already have a good pool of prizes coming through! But this doesn't mean that other people can't keep adding to the pot; keep up the