Clothing Reference SitesHey there,Clothing Reference Sites3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are there any good sites out there that feature traditional and casual fashion of all sorts? I've been looking for some clothing reference.
For the longest time I've just been picking on Google Images and such for some samples, but I don't usually luck out or find what I want when it comes to it.
I'm just trying to find good sites that reference clothing for women and men, sporty, club, goth, school etc. anything and everything. Are there sites out there that specialize in this kind of stuff?
Most of the time I've had to mix and match myself, and I guess I have some pretty bad fashion sense or it gets too... well.. plain or average.
I have some clothing books I bought from Japan, but they're not really about fashion, just particular articles of clothing, again, another mix and match getup that I'm usually terrible at.
If anyone has found anything that features what I'm looking for, please share.
Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles TutorialFirst you need a new line art layer and to use the vector tools provided. Use the curve tool and edit tool to create your speech bubble shapes.Paint Tool Sai Speech Bubbles Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below in red is where to find the line art layer. Click it to create a new line art or Vector Layer.
On the new line art layer, click four points in a rought squared egg shape like below in the large red square. Use the curve tool to make this shape. The curve tool is marked in a little red box to the left of the image below.
Now select the edit tool. Then from the middle of each point, click and hold then drag outwards to create a new point and deform your shape into a rough circle. You may need to change between your edit options to edit the shape. Translate should be fine to do most of the shaping.
Then you can use the curve tool to ad the speech bubble tail. That's all there is to making speech bubbles in sai. Of course you can draw
Animution TipsI feel like making an animution tutorial, so everyone can animute!Animution Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm lazy. So you can have some small tips in journal form instead.
Tip One: Frames
'amg ur animution is so smoof wai can't i animute lyk u??'
Which animation looks better? 1 or 2?
Well why don't people animate like 1 then?
Frames! Add as many frames as damned well possible! Surely it's obvious what the difference is?
Don't make a cycle with 8 frames
Make a cycle with 16!
Does a bit of your animation look choppy? Add some inbetween frames!
Onionskinning, I do it all the time. (What's onionskinning? This!)
The reason one animation looks smoother than another is always down to the number of frames.
The framerate I like to use is 0.07 seconds.
That's 12.5 in Flash, 70ms in GIMP and 7 in Fireworks.
You should always stick to one framerate throughout your whole animation.
Nothing going on in your animatio
Braid Tutorial- Photoshop and SAI FriendlyThis is possible in PS and SAI. In sai you will need pen tool and marker/water. In photoshop two brushes. One for strands and a soft brush like below where it says 6, 19 and 19. The first three brushes displayed:Braid Tutorial- Photoshop and SAI Friendly2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First draw a line in the direction you want your braids to be in. Curved or straight.
Next draw a thick diamond shape, boxy if possible. Then from about halfway attatch another diamond shape.
Continue this all the way down your guideline. You will end up with something like this below.
Colour a flat base. The midtone of your braid and reasons why will be mentioned as we go.
If you are a cell-shader this tutorial will give you an idea on what to do but this is more aimed at realism and semi-realism but ask for help if you want to see this in other styles. Moving on.
Mark out the shadows coming i
Best way to record yourself drawing digitallyUpdate: Added section about CONVERTING video sessions below.Best way to record yourself drawing digitally4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quick bit of help here, because I'm not sure if everyone knows the best way to handle this if you want to record your progress while drawing in Photoshop, Manga Studio, Painter, whatever.
IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWSYou may have tried some of the screen recorders out there like CamStudio, FRAPS, or some free ones out there. You may have noticed, or had become frustrated with, the fact that many of these programs cause a significantly huge hit on your system's performance. When you try drawing in Photoshop, your tablet response comes to a screeching halt. Then you find a program that records without impacting your drawing performance -- only to find that the resulting video recorded at about 1 frame every 3 seconds. Then you tried FRAPS, then found out that 4 minutes of video resulted in a 3.2GB file. All of these are less than ideal.
A while back, I searched all over the net for a program that encoded video from my screen
Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/WContest ended.Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/W2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well we're a couple days early but hey, lets get ready for this super special awesome Month a bit early since we finished Ichiru Month! ^^
THIS IS GONNA BE A BIG CONTEST! Traditional and Digital Art, Cosplay, Poetry and Fiction! LETS DO OUR BEST!!
:iconLCextrordinaire: - Ed, Truth, and The Gate (contest entry) by LCextrordinaire
:iconShojo-Onigiri: - Memories...dumbed down by Shojo-Onigiri
:iconsekeedil: - The Resting Alchemist by sekeedil
:iconTimeSong426: - True Strength... by TimeSong426
:iconArkemasPride: - We Meet Again by ArkemasPride
:iconVokrin: - :thumb332426351:
:iconQueenAllyJean: - FullMetal Heart by QueenAllyJean
Fractal Art: How We Grew UpJust a little story of how the fractal art galleries and, of course, all the awesome artists grew up .Fractal Art: How We Grew Up6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I couldn´t include all works that deserved to be here, since it would require quite a big number of posts Hope you fractal artists will help to complete it, by writing your own 10 years story feature
So, lets start with...
10 years ago
9 years ago
8 years ago
Indigo Soul by Lilyas Awakening PRINT by Lilyas
How to draw eye iris -speed painting VIDEO THANK YOU FOR WATCHINGHow to draw eye iris -speed painting VIDEO1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Konkurs [pl] (edit 6-ty)EDIT 6: Hej, hej. ^^ Ostatni weekend na narysowanie pracy został. Mam sześć prac, jeśli cztery osoby nie oddadzą (tak, powtarzam się) to nie będzie nagrody od denevert.Konkurs [pl] (edit 6-ty)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Przy okazji przepraszam za to, że pewnie wszyscy dostaniecie też tę wiadomość jako wspomniani niżej... >.< Kochajmy update'y.
EDIT 5: Jutro deadline. Ale prace oddały trzy osoby, a kolejne trzy informowały, że mało czasu, w związku z czym czas macie do poniedziałku czternastego października. Jeśli jest ktoś, kto nie ma zamiaru/wie, że nie zdąży z pracą, to niech da znać. Można komentarzem, notką...
EDIT 4: Przypominam, że deadline jest 30-ego września. Jeśli co najmniej pięć osób poprosi o przedłużenie, to dołożę dwa tygodnie. Dodatkowo mówię, że jeśli prace o
The secret to drawing kawaii artWhy am I making fail advice columnsThe secret to drawing kawaii art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh no! You did these big, sparkly eyes... vibrant colors, blushing, sparkles... yet for some reason it's nowhere as cute as the "kawaii art" you see, and you can't pinpoint the reason why...?
Well, considering I have this problem, here's the way to counter against it (I guess.)
Believe it or not, the eyes might not need 100+ sparkles in them for a decent cute look~
Also, try to put some rather symmetric shapes in the exact right spots of the eye.
Also, eyes do not always have to be "bigger is cuter", and not longer than wider.
Try making eyes that are a bit wider than they are long, or just perfectly round.
Also, look at the face of maybe, a human baby, and try to exaggerate the right features to give it the "pure, almost-real-but-not-quite" anime face.
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.10 Tips to Improve your Digital Art2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
Sasori's Past episode#319. SO CONFUSED!+REFERENCES Amazing episode IN SOME MANY WAYS!!!! I don't understand why but personally, I haven't found it a filler episode at all! They are talking about an akatsuki member's past. I wish we could see someday another episode about WHY he turned into a human puppet and killed 3rd kazekage!Sasori's Past episode#319. SO CONFUSED!+REFERENCES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm SO glad that Sasori flash back has been drawn and colored SO GOOD (the characters looked so good and some background scenes looked like a true masterpiece) if we compare it with the non-flash back scenes in the same episode about Chiyo vs. Kankuro fight. I loved Sasori's workshop btw (although it looks so different from the one of the old shippuden episodes)
Ok, I have seen the episode subbed in 2 languages: in english and my native language. Both versions said just the opposite and the subs translations from the japanese audio looked so confusing and lame to me, so please I hope you understand why I'm still confused:
Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic ArtistsLearn Anatomy!Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my first ever article (one that's legit and proof-read several times that it's giving me a headache - and btw I suck at writing essays and such when I was in high-school, leave me be! XXD ^^) that talks about the importance of having a fundamental and visual understanding of how the human anatomy works for comics artists like myself. It is now added to my 'Making Comics' section which I hope will provide useful tips and suggestions to comic artists who want to improve on their craft!
Why Understanding of Human Anatomy is Useful for Comic Artists
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up IIThis is part two of the "Cosplay Boy make-up" tutorial. Make sure to read the first part as well. You can find it here: http://arulithia.deviantart.com/journal/Tutorial-Cosplay-Boy-Make-up-I-345246453Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This part of the tutorial is mostly thanks to my wife chibinis-chan who did the modeling for it.
She is doing her eye make-up after applying basic make-up like shown before. She will show you one make-up with different colors. I'm holding this tutorial very short with just the steps as such because I already wrote all the tips for applying in the first part of this tutorial.
First she is using black kajal to draw a line on the eyelid and under the waterline of her right eye. The line under her eye is about 1/3 of the complete length of the waterline.
After this she uses brown eye shadow to blend it a lit
Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 3- Wavy Text- TextWavy text, speech bubbles, custom speech bubbles, outlined text. TEXT GALORE! Yes this one is covering Text 8D I always see that someone uses photoshop for wavy text even though manga studio can do it or they use photoshop for that white outline but in manga studio it's a matter of a click of a button I will show you how.Manga Studio Walkthrough: Part 3- Wavy Text- Text3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I will show you also how to auto screentone speech bubbles for that dark foreboding feeling.
Click on the text tool, it's the icon that looks like the letter A. Click on your art work in the panel area you wish to use text. The properties panel will appear as above. Where I have pointed out in red, tick for out line. Change the number up or down for the thickness of the white outline.
Tick and adjust the other options for other effects. Now for the speech bubble click where I marked in red the tab called Dialogue Balloon Settings.
Click generate Dialogue Balloon and a new window will appear
Cómo poner cosas geniales en los jrnhsdvjxfc iuhdzuvi h he descubierto como poner videos de youtube aquí iubhiushg iujh no es genial??? :iconhurrplz:Cómo poner cosas geniales en los jrn3 years ago in Personal More Like This
si quieren saber el secreto solo pongan en sus journals:
< da:embed profile=youtube id=--------/ > (sin espacios en los "< >")
en el "--------" pongan el codigo de el link de youtube después de watch?v= y antes de &feature= c:
Y para poner imagenes, (como esta de starfox 64 jijijiji) deben hacer esto:
< img src="url fuente" alt="Descripción de imagen" / > (sin espacios en los "< >")
En url fuente deben poner la url de la imagen (duh) y en descripción... lo que quieran. eso es todo c: ahora... DISFRUTEN DE SUS JOURNALS TODOS GENIALES OFBKJFX KOH :iconkermityayplz:
The FAQ - why I do things I doIt is time for me to talk about a few things I keep being asked frequently and to clear a few things up that many seem to wonder about.The FAQ - why I do things I do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First a few landmarks:
My name: NanjoKoji
What I am: Cosplayer and leader of Europe's premier anime/manga/videogame musical and show formation TnS - Tsuki no Senshi. For information, you can look us up here: http://tsukinosenshi.net/ (official homepage), http://www.facebook.com/tsukinosenshi (Facebook page), https://twitter.com/#!/tsuki_no_senshi (Twitter page), http://tsukinosenshi.tumblr.com/ (Tumblr page)
I'm wearing and making costumes for the musicals I act in since 1998, I cosplay independently since 2004
I'm currently 28 years old, working on my PhD (doctorate), living in Germany, where I was born.
I love to travel the world, visit conventions, work on stage, express myself in the way I live and enjoy life.
My enchanting girlfriend is Ravenic, with whom I also cosplay often. My great friend with whom I work together the most i
MangaStudio EX 4 Double Speech Bubble TutorialOk so I feel a bit silly for not remembering to make this since a lot of us use double speech bubbles. I use them a lot so here's a few ways to do it.MangaStudio EX 4 Double Speech Bubble Tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Create a new layer by clicking the layer icon. This is marked in a red square in the image below.
After you click this, a dialogue box will appear with a lot of options. Select Vector Layer and leave the rest as defualts. Where to click and change to vector is marked in red in the image below.
Go to the rectangle tool, click and hold and then drag out to see the other shape tools like in photoshop. This should stay up while the cursor is over it. Select the Circle/ellipse tool. This is shown where and how marked in red in the image below.
Draw out two intersecting bubbles in the size you need. This may take quite a few tries to get it right. Just keep trying. You may need to adjust your line size. To do so you need the Tool Opti
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekPE: Decorating Your Profile2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up ISo, this is the first part of the "Cosplay boy make-up" tutorial. It has way too much text and pictures to put it into just one journal, so I will divide it.Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As always~ English is not my native language so you might come across mistakes. My apologies! If anything is unclear feel free to ask me in the comments.
I'm just showing you what works for me and what's my personal liking. I'm focusing on eye make-up and additional tips. If you think this way of doing a boys cosplay make-up is is using way too much make-up that's totally fine. Everyone has his/her own preferences and this tutorial is just a hint who it can be done.
The shape of eyes differ a lot from one to another, so if you want to try it the way I do my make-up you might have to adjust it to your own eyes. Maybe you have already run into this problem before while seeing a well done eye make-up in a tutorial or worn by an asian cosplayer. Furthermore be aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrows, wearing c
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165
Manga Studio EX Tutorial: From Sketch to FinishFull page tutorial for a very lovely friend :iconjennycah:. I feel terribly guilty for not being around lately and for not being around to teach her the ropes of this wonderful program. I am going to use bullet points T3T<3 Make it easier if I have to refer back in the tutorial.Manga Studio EX Tutorial: From Sketch to Finish2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The set up. Click the sideways arrow and hide the beginners assistant. If you want this program to work it's best you'll have to use it the way it's meant to be used. The beginners assistant is fine when you are beginning but when you want to get more serious then this is the tutorial you need. Image below shows where said arrow is.
With this closed now go to window as marked in red.
Below are the windows you will need opened. So in the window tab enable, Tool Options, Navigator, Colour and Layers.
I already have my story prepared but I will walk through it anyway. Go to File>>
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.