AthenaStock::Pony Express 2 by AthenaStock
Gargoyles 14 by CAStock Head Statue STOCK by Chiron178 Chariot Statue by LinwoodStock
Angel 2 by elanordh-stock Status Stock 2 by FairieGoodMother Four Winds Bronze Psd by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK Fairy Status Stock 3 by FairieGoodMother
stock image XII by mordachaistock Dragon statue 02 by restmlinstock angel cherub 2 by Drezdany-stocks Lady in Chair of Roses by FairyAndTurtleStock
Gargoyle Statue by nixie04 STATUE 38_quaddles by quaddles Nightstock 1606 by Nightstock
bronze unicorn by two-ladies-stocks Time Pile by the-night-bird Cemetery statue package 1 by almudena-stock Stolpen 11 by almudena-stock
Metal Horse by InToXiCaTeD--StOcK Stock 65 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
A Few Gimp 2.8 Speed TipsAre you working with a ton of big layers? If you work like I do, you are probably making use of a lot of layer masks. Although I love layer masks, using them means that you are also requiring Gimp to keep a lot more data, some of which is not even on the canvas, and never will be.A Few Gimp 2.8 Speed Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For example, let's say you are using fur from a photo of a wolf. Most of this image (the head, eyes, ears, and the rest of the body in general) is not being used. Plus, the photo is probably a high-resolution photo may be rotated awkwardly, so that most of the image is not even on the canvas. If you do this 10-15 times, you will begin to notice that Gimp will start to crawl.
To fix this, you're going to want to do 2 things.
1.) make sure you have Gimp optimized for your computer by watching lesson 2 of my gimp for beginners series here: http://gimpedtutorials.com/index.php/how-to-use-gimp-for-beginners-lesson-2-under-the-hood/
2.) occasionally click on the crop tool, and crop the
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
Red Velvet Textures by RockStockRed Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
Cubebrush.com September CompetitionHello! Our monthly competition just wrapped up and another one will be announced later today. For now, check out the amazing entries who placed at the top, some incredible art in there!!Cubebrush.com September Competition7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you feel like you could do better, then join us for October! OhohoHHhh
September Competition Results
In case you missed it, here is a tutorial on how to draw feet:
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!Good morning, my business disciples!''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working very hard with PsdTuts+ to bring you an awesome and detailed tutorial on painting a kick ass "Man Of Steel" fan art piece! I am happy to say it is all done and good, and I am even more happy to share it with all of you!
Video Process Preview:
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aka; Business Dog
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
death vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XDaaas you can see i am working on issue 4 XDdeath vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
behold my weirdass method!
4Inspiration 01There are two things that I love - making art and inspiring others, so I decided to make new & weekly journal posts with resources, inspirations and helpful links.4Inspiration 011 year ago in Personal More Like This
(also 10 points for a random lucky reader who faves this journal)
1.To read - "The Perfect Bait" by Bobby Chiu :iconimaginism:
"The Perfect Bait" is a book about finding your natural style and creating demand as a creative artist. Very useful, with lots of great and insightful tips. It's available to listen as an audiobook for free while he (the author) draws awesome things in his wonderful youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?vabtMxQzbzE
2.To listen - Podcasts by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:
Creative artcast episodes and interviews by an incredibly inspiring artist who recently transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer and Visual Development Artist at DisneyToon Studios to devote his work (and much of his
Art tipsCopypasted from some random deviation (I forgot which) someone asked me for drawing tipsArt tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Working in SAI
- Alt+spacebar+dragging the cursor will rotate your canvas.
- Hold the spacebar and drag your cursor to move around the canvas
- Hold Ctrl+Alt, and you can change your brush size without having to go back to the brush panel
- If you go to View > New (It's on the top menu) and you can have another instance of your file open (Example)
- If you click a layer thumbnail and hold Shift, and it will select everything on that layer.
- Layer clipping! Color in all your bases, and then keep all the messy shading on a separate layer and click the "clipping group" option, and it will all neatly erase it self outside the lines
- Press H to flip your image. This makes it easier to weed out mistakes.
- It makes your life a lot easier if you organize your layers into folders!!!
For actual painting tips
- Try to keep shading subtle! Don't go
Unused SenshiStock: PART 2You guys had a lot of fun with the last batch of "unused" stock, let's see what gems we can find in this one!Unused SenshiStock: PART 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Coat 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 2 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 3 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 1 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 3 by SenshiStockSailor Time 1 by SenshiStockSailor Time 2 by SenshiStockSailor Time 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 106 by SenshiStockItchy Foot Pose by SenshiStockSailor Track 1 by SenshiStockSailor Sword 15 by SenshiStockSailor Back 12 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 5 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 6 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 2 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 3 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 4 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 1 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 2 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 3 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 5 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 2 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 3 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 2 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 5 by SenshiStockSailor Sandbox 1 by SenshiStockSailor Shower 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 1 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 3 by SenshiStockSailor Purse 5 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 1 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 3 by SenshiStockSailor Cellphone 2 by SenshiStockSailor Mercury 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 126 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 29 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 2 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 5 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 7 by SenshiStock
Notes: Some of this stock may have actually
Tutorial - Coloring with Gradient MapsHey guys! it's been a while! Been super busy with some really exciting stuff but that will come later!Tutorial - Coloring with Gradient Maps5 months ago in Personal More Like This
For now, here's a tutorial on how to colorize a greyscale painting using gradient maps, something I do quite often!
Hope you like it
MY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE1. Say Hello! http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d46pdryMY REALLY REALLY GOOD 100 THEMES DRAWING CHALLENGE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Early Morning
6. Abyssopelagic (Deep Ocean)
7. Fairy's Garden
10. Super Powers
12. Monster Parade
13. Merry Go Round
19. Bears http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/#/d45u629
20. Dream Land
30. Cardboard Box
33. Ferris Wheel
34. Royal Palace
36. Glutton http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Glutton-258458440
46. Recycle Bin
56. Swag http://gabber-princess.deviantart.com/art/Swag-246438674
Keep Talking.Let's keep talking.Keep Talking.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The various journals and other tributes to Robin Williams over the past few days have sparked discussion about mental illness throughout the deviantART community, and this is wonderful because talking to one another is how we begin to strategize how we can address these problems together. Moreover, talking keeps us connected and grounded. No one has to be an island here.
Let's keep talking. Here is some more information about mental illness.
Mental illness is pervasive.
Did you know that, according to the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 1 in 4 people will experience some sort of mental health concern at some point during their lifetimes? Moreover, did you know that 8-10% of Americans are suffering from diagnosable depression right now?? That means everyone-- you, your parents, your children, your friends, your teachers and colleagues-- is at risk for these incapacitating diseases.
Art For a Cause UPDATE: The art book is complete please check out the Indiegogo campaign hereArt For a Cause10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Game artists from around the world are uniting to create an art book to support Kevin Griffith's (CowAndCheese) battle with terminal lung cancer.
Kevin Griffith is a senior artist on the Diablo 3 team at Blizzard and has been fighting a rare and ruthless form of cancer known as Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).
The art book will feature original fan art from Kevin's favourite games and everything about this project screams deviantART to me! We have a ridiculously talented community of artists and I'm calling on YOU to put your skills to work for an amazing cause.
All proceeds from the campaign will be donated to cover medical costs for
Polymerclay - Unlimited PossibilitiesPolymerclay is a wonderfull material to let every dream and vision come true, and even if its a simple material the possibilities to use it or to combine it with other materials is nearly unlimited - combined with glass, gems, metall or even leather and wood the most beautifull works can be created!Polymerclay - Unlimited Possibilities11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, to continue with features here some of my very favourite artworks and jewelry pieces made from polymerclay - many of these artist are my daily inspiration and I hope they can inspire you too!
Unrestricted Use DirectoryEDITUnrestricted Use Directory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just an update. I may have doubled some up but its near midnight here so Ill sort any doubles tomorrow!
Many years ago, the amazing LawrenceDeDark created the original Unrestricted Stock Directory. A place for artists to come and find a list of stock providers who offer their resources as unrestricted. This is an update on an old list (2009, eep!) <3
Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site or in DA prints. The only requirements are that the stock provider be notified and credited.
1. You have to give credit.
2. You have to let the provider know.
3. You can not redistribute as a resource
Thats it, Thats as easy as Unrestricted Stock gets.
To be added to the list please NOTE me with either
Unrestricted stock account or unrestricted stock folder as the title please. This makes it easier for me.
Of Broken Things and a Heartless ManThis is going to be long and stupidly detailed but I think I need to get this out because I have a feeling that I may not be the only girl with a story like this.Of Broken Things and a Heartless Man3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of years ago I met a boy called S. He was kind, quiet and made me coffee every morning at an office we both despised for what it represented. I fell head over heels for his quiet charm, his music, his soothing voice: who he was. Except I didn't really know who he really was. Slowly, over the course of the relationship, he began to point out things he didn't like about me. He didn't like the way I overused certain phrases, the way I spoke, the way I sang, and he didn't want to listen to me talk about my past because it burdened him, and he didn't like that...basically all the little things that made me, ME would have to change. This is where I made the most critical mistake.
I changed for him.
I changed who I was to please S. And do you know what? The more I changed to suit his needs, the more demands he put on
Icon Commissions-OPENIcon Commissions-OPEN9 months ago in Personal More Like This
500 +/$5 for animated+
300 /$3 for non animated
Malik Icon by SkyLandWarrior I: Cure-heart by SkyLandWarrior Kavi Icon by SkyLandWarrior Mimiicon by SkyLandWarriorGin Icon by SkyLandWarrior
700 +/ $7+ for animated.
500 / $5 for static
I: Tokiou (1/2) by SkyLandWarriorI: Rone-Ombre1 by SkyLandWarrior Abelino Icon by SkyLandWarriorI: Torine by SkyLandWarriorKingRefi Icon by SkyLandWarrior Kojo Icon by SkyLandWarrior I: Rone-Ombre2 by SkyLandWarrior
Commission\\ CLOSEDi will back using the slot system again!Please send a note if you want further information.Thanks Before.Commission\\ CLOSED2 months ago in Personal More Like This
- PLEASE NOTE ME OR SEND AN EMAIL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
- ONLY PAYPAL
- All price are only for one character.you have 2 pay 2x if you want more than 1 character
- PAY FIRST
- I didnt draw mecha,NSFW,heavy armor,Old-Man,muscular man,
- No anthro,but kenomimis are fine
- Details might raise the price.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
all preview are my most recent works : KAITO
CG : 25$/Character
CHIBI CG : 10$/Character
Create Your Character Before August 31st!!!25/8/13 UPDATE: Hurry Hurry Hurry! I will not extend the Contest again, August 31st is the deadline, I'm sorry if you won't have it finished by then, But I need a new character and this is dragging on. ^-^; It will take 2 days Max. for me to decide the winners, so don't nag me about the winners the day of deadline. PS: Don't forget to spread the word about this contest!!Create Your Character Before August 31st!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
30/7/13 UPDATE: okay, I'm going to put down a list of things I like so people can get more ideas in their head:
✰ Wolves, Canines, Foxes, Dholes, Dingos, Hybrids
✰ Hybrids of any animals (but not a lot, don't go crazy)
✰ Fantasy creatures- Jackalopes, Dragons
✰ Leopards, Tigers, Panthers and Jaguars
✰ Red Pandas, Raccoons, Opossums, Mice, Ant-Eaters, Squirrels, Chinchillas, Rabbits
✰ Horses, Stags, Okapis, Donkeys, Zebras
◆ Dreamcatchers, bracelets, scarves, hats, tail rings, collars, chains
◆ Long tails, fluffy necks and tails, long pointy ears or long floppy ears
Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at Art6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
New Player Registration Dec 15, New Gallery FolderNew Folder: Multiple Dragon SpeciesNew Player Registration Dec 15, New Gallery Folder5 months ago in Personal More Like This
A folder for multiple dragon species and group shots has been frequently requested by our members. We've added in a new folder for just this purpose! Now if you have a picture with a wildclaw, coatl, and guardian together, you can put them into the group folder rather than wondering which species folder to choose. We hope you enjoy this new folder. Thank you for all the beautiful artwork and creativity you bring to Flight Rising!
Registration Window - Edit: Now Closed! Welcome New Players!
We are happy to announce that Flight Rising will be open for a registration window on Monday, December 15th. Registration will be available at 05:30 Server Time on Monday December 15, and close at 05:30 Server Time on Tuesday, December 16.
We are very excited to open the gates once more and welcom