Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for
Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.Here's short instructions on how I figured out to do this today. I knew how to get the textures but had no idea how to get the mesh, so yh.Converting Sims2 and Sims3 to MMD - A rough guide.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got "SimPE" the sims2 package editor.
Then I opened the ".package" file downloaded from a sims2 site.
------Getting the 3D body---------
To extract the 3d body you need to use a sim2 package with a mesh file in it.
Click on the list of files that says GMDC, and on the lower left check all the parts in that box that says "Generic Rcol Editor"
Click on preview to see a small image of what it looks like.
Then click "Export" and use DirectX Exporter. Then import the x file into PMDeditor. I think you need to scale it "x10" to see it, not sure though. But yeah. Then you just need to assign the materials.
Open the package containing the textures you want.
Scroll down on the left and select "Texture Image"
Export all the im
30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGEbecause i need insperation from time to time and I think this will encourage me to create more things... maybe.30 DAY MMD PICTURE CHALLENGE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MMD 30 Day Challenge –
Day 1) A picture of your self –model/a picture that represents you. ✓
Day 2) A picture of your favourite model ✓
Day 3) A picture of a model you rarely use ✓
Day 4) A picture of your favourite stage only (meaning no models – just the stage) ✓
Day 5) A picture including your favourite effect ✓
Day 6) A picture of your favourite VOCALOID/UTAU/Video game character ✓
Day 7) A picture including an effect you rarely use ✓
Day 8) A picture of your OTP ✓
Day 9) A picture based of your favourite song ✓
Day 10) A picture of something cat related ✓
Day 11) A picture using the last model in your model folder ✓
Day 12) A picture of something with food in it ✓
Day 13) A picture of your least favourite ship ✓
Day 14) A picture using the first model in your model folder ✓
Digital painting tips for beginners.I'm not the best person to give advice about art, once I do not consider myself an artist (yes, it's true lol). But I've always been very curious and interested with the theme "digital painting", and I spent (and still spend) hours and hours watching videos 2 hours long on Youtube lol livestreams, etc.. I think I'm the only person who has the patience for it, hahahaha, but it was what helped me to evolve and learn all the techniques I know now to perform my work. I asked the help of many artists that I admire, and some even helped me, but most of them do not care how much you want to learn. Thinking about it, I decided to make this journal to pass them what little I know, and I hope that this is helpful for someone. Are simple tips and a little obvious, but unknown for some people who just started in this world full of possibilities. I only ask, first of all, for you dont give up. The difficulties were made to be overcome.Digital painting tips for beginners.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the central theme of the
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)Artist's Toolbox: Creating your own manga!Artist's Toolbox: Drawing Manga (comic)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before we start, I think it's important to keep in mind that drawing manga pages is a very demanding task that requires a lot of time but also, a lot of knowledge in many aspects of illustration such as general drawing, perspectives, anatomy... but it also requires writing skills, for you will need to come up with an interesting plot, dialogue, narrative and more things that will guarantee that your storytelling will go hand in hand with the art in each page. This might seem complicated, but don't fret It is a very fun and rewarding experience that no one should miss! Give it your best shot!
Brief summary of steps to create a manga
Write down your ideas! Polish the plot, analyze the time-space continuum, make sure the idea is exciting and doesn't have plot-holes.
Design your characters! Give them personalities. Remember to have a nice balance of
Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-13 What it is?! This is the last Artists of the Week installment for 11-10-13. By now you know that this feature was created to honor the righteous artwork of the many artists in the dvArt community [*see previous posts and be sure to check out the pages of each artist.] *Look over the galleries of these talented artists for the last several posts and it's easy to see the work below represents real progress.Artists Of The Week: Big Jumpers_11-10-132 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Drum roll please"... *And Now....Big Jumpers: Deviants who've made a giant jump forward in quality and creativity.
This Weeks Selections for the 7th category, Big Jumpers for 11-10-13, are:
Wonderful featureThis lovely feature with last works using my stocks ! really beautiful !Wonderful feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life2 by Maryartandphotos by MarysartandPhotosproject_010\001 by ArtzIGOR
Spirit by Sandra-CristhinaMy Portrait by SeventhFairy:thumb348325042:
:thumb348309134:Forest Glow by truenotdreamsacrophobia planet by beyzayildirim77
Run free by Wimmeke63Nocturnal by zummerfishhope and longing by Murmele
Lady Crow by RaquelKortizoListening to the music 2013 by nudagimoTime Forgot by Kizzarina
The call of Narnia by Blossom-LullabiesVision by Morrigan05Enchanted forest by magicsart
Inner Sanctum by ValantisDigitalArt:thumb346387586:The reality of fabric by Alimera
:thumb347529642:4 man by nasrzaaraThe Lost City by Alimera
Witch hour by magicsartThrough the Canyon by Ieris:thumb346879729:
So Long... by ChiStars
MY STOCK RULES
- You are not allowed to use my premade backgrounds to make other stocks !
- Send me a link of your art that you used my stock in. I love to see what you do to with my stock
- Don't use my stock for racist, offensive or commercial works
Please Think Before you Write Ok, so just throwing this out there, perhaps this will be an unpopular view, but I don't think I'm being unreasonable.Please Think Before you Write1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd just like to mention publicly, that I, as well as artists in general, are not art vending machines.
You don't type suggestions in, and then have a slot where artwork comes out for free .
Important to Note: I am not addressing any individual in particular. If you think this is about *you* specifically ( whoever you are)- don't. This about the private notes I get, with alarming volume, where people feel they can simply request artwork from me for free. I get a *lot* of these. Which prompted me to post something about it. I usually just ignore them, or, if I feel particularly polite that day, I send them a note back saying I don't do requests.
But they never stop o_O. And it's not that I mind suggestions in comments under artwork, such as: "Oh, I hope one day you will paint _________." or, "
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
The Unseen Stock - JuneIf you like this feature, please add it to your favourites so more people will see it! (:The Unseen Stock - June1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thorfinn by Liancary-art 08 by TheniaAfentoulidou STOCK Lady in Red by Apsara-Stock 2014-06-02 Treasure Monger 19 by skydancer-stock
Military Stock4 by Redherc46 Lormet_Renaissance-0030 by Lormet-Images 2014-05-18 Hamlin Piper 51 by skydancer-stock white dress stock 04 by simonamoonstock lpz02 by Amliel
Steampunk Pirate Stock 1 by Noirin-Stock Greek Queen 25 by kirilee
Natural arch by SacMPhoto staw... by mirandaarts
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!I once met someone who was determined not to use a D-SLR until he had mastered a Manual Camera first. I thought he was a bit stuck up, maybe a little arrogant of his own abilities too...but actually, he was right. You will not truly value Photography until you go right back to basics and learn how the legendary pros did it first. So here are five top reasons why you should teach yourself photography on a manual camera!5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) It's Cheap
Many people think that Film Photography is expensive. If you're going all out and developing your own photographs rather than taking the to a developer then it might well be expensive! However manual cameras are a dying breed and you can pick up most of the bits and pieces you need to get started, quite cheaply.
2) Manual Focus
It's the simplest reason, but it's so true. Manual Focus will save your life. Learning how to focus your camera the hard way will make
CI Monthly Feature - #11Hello dear members of #Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #112 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring 200 pieces from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 38k members!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month.
Literature Community Experiments: Your JourneyLiterature Community Experiments: Your Journey2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
“It is good to have an end to journey toward,
but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
Ursula le Guin
You may remember such experiments at the beginning of the year where we asked everyone to share a little about themselves to seek out and link up with fellow writers with similar interests or the in depth look at the literature community on deviantART
MMD Towards an understanding of the Japanese MMDCMMD Towards an understanding of the Japanese MMDC2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Recently there has been a controversy between YamiSweet and the administrators of Bowlroll.net. The gist of it is that Bowlroll had removed some of her files from their server due to "TOS violations". However, this discussion isn't about this controversy as it's well documented and as far as the two parties are concerned it seems to have been resolved amicably and I am not, in writing this article, attempting to re-ignite the discussion. If you want to read more, please visit these pages: http://fav.me/d5ucxlq and http://fav.me/d65bv6j
I have been an admirer of Ms.YamiSweet work for quite awhile and I am definitely impressed by her level of maturity. In addition, I really do feel she did all she could to handle the situation well. As unlike many DA MMDers, she has, to the best of my knowledge, always taken pains to do things correctly.
What is more worrisome, however, are some of the comments on these pages and this is what this article wi
If you comment, then I will...EDIT: This could take me a while!If you comment, then I will...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Many fine folk are doing this, so I am as well!
(1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.
(2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
(3) Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
(4) Tell you which one of your OC's is my favorite.
(5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
(6) Tell you something I like about you or your art.
(7) Give you a nickname.
(8) Tell you what am I doing right now.
(9) Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
(10) Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already.
(Updated)DD suggestion guidelines!Hello all(Updated)DD suggestion guidelines!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Firstly, I would like to say I am truly grateful for every DD suggestion I receive. It makes me feel reassured that the pieces featured are community decisions, not just my own subjective thoughts and findings. There are millions of writings out there and I can’t see every single one. I rely on good spots of others in hope of continuing to share a variety of good quality and unique literature. Thank you to those who suggest and those who continue to make the time to share their findings.
I prefer 1 DD suggestion per note.
Please always try to tell me why you are suggesting this piece. A bit of enthusiasm from the suggester can help make me feel enthused about the piece too. Plus it helps add a description to the DD
What I look for in Daily Deviations
For those who know me as a writer, you will know I write
PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!Hello everyone!PE Prose Basics: Hear Me My Audience!!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Throughout this week we will be discussing a variety of elements in prose writing and this topic is something which isn't just relevant to prose writers, but can be applied to all forms.
Imagine your piece of work is laid out on a stage for people to read. In the seats are the people who you want to read it- who are they? Can you see their faces, imagine their lives? Why have they been drawn to come see your work and read your story? What did you to to keep that audience sat down and interested in your work? Did you think about them when you wrote?
An audience is anyone who could potentially read your work. In writing, we talk about "target audience" and how understanding that audience can help shape the way you write. That intended audience could be specified by age, interests, personalities, cultural background, religion- anything! Of course you may gain readers outside of that target group, but considering your audience will involve your reader in the wr
Undiscovered artists 10.Hello! I guess it is time for another journal, right? I hope that everyone of you is okay, and is enjoying Summer - at least who has Summer right now! I hope you will enjoy your vacations and adventures you will start. However, my very first one will be a visit to an eye specialist to the capital, for a research, it will turn out whether I can have a laser eye surgery or not. I hope I will be able to, since my glasses have been constantly objecting me in every single meaning! I'll definitely let you know what is going on. But okay, now let's turn to the feature part!Undiscovered artists 10.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
catlickfever is gifted in really many art mediums. Her photography about fruits, or her creative IDs are definitely eye-catching. She also has a great talent in mixed media and digital art - she creates fabulous drawings and photomanipulations and jewellery. Despite all of her bodacious work, Kait has only 99 watchers, and 13952 pageviews. Check out her work - it absolutely deserves to be looked at!