Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/WContest ended.Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/W3 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
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
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
SICKSONAS -EDIT PLEASE READ-I MADE A GROUP LMAOSICKSONAS -EDIT PLEASE READ-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
http://sicksonas.deviantart.com/ JOIN THAT AND SUBMIT UR SICKSONAS, YEAH????
they're basically a vent character, you make yourself a sona that's your sadness, your anger, your ugly, whatever.
It's a character that you can beat up, abuse, draw gore of, because that's their purpose. It's for venting (or when you want to draw gore lmao, i just like sick-looking ponies)
THEY CAN HAVE RASHES, DRIPPING NOSES/MOUTHS,RABIES,FAMINE-LIKE CHARACTERISTICS,BANDAGES, MUTATIONS SUCH AS THREE LEGS OR TINY ASS PEGASUS WINGS (which are my sick-sona's thing, and while i dont copyright those, it'd be appreciated if you didn't use that trait uvu) OR ANYTHING ELSE GROSS/WEIRD. USUALLY THEIR MANES/TAILS ARE DROOPY, AND THEIR COLORS AREN'T REALLY VIBRANT, NO NEON COLORS RLLY.
THEY CAN ALSO BE UNDEAD, SHOWING THEIR INSIDES OR BONES, THEIR EYES CAN BE GONE AND THEIR TEETH CAN BE SHARP. GET CREATIVE. USE YOUR BIGGE
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
Convert dA POINTS to REAL MONEY EDIT3: THIS POST IS NOW OUTDATED ♥ I will no longer answer questions on this post.Convert dA POINTS to REAL MONEY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT2: GUUUUYS, PLEEEEEEEASE read through the other comments. I´m 99% sure that your question has been asked AND ANSWERED before. :iconsobbplz: EDIT: Not EVERYONE has been given this future yet it seems.
It can take up to 14 days for your money to end up in paypal.
I don´t know if many people know about this or even how to do it..~♥
THAT´S WHY IM GOING TO TELL YOU!
How to take point commissions and still earn REAL FRESH MONEY! :iconkissinguplz:
What you need:
Be a Premium Member BETA TESTER
Have a Paypal
That easy! :iconba-kyunplz:
However if you are going to do this dA takes a part of the money you earn. Around 20 Points on Every 80 points [I think]
Which makes you earn only 60 points even if you sell for 80.
That´s why I suggest you think that 1 Dollar = 100 points
Instead of 80, that way you won´t lose anything on it. *w* ~
How to do it!
OFFICIAL RULES FOR TAILMOUTH ADOPTABLES(copy pasted from my FA journal here --> http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2286858/ )OFFICIAL RULES FOR TAILMOUTH ADOPTABLES4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have had 7 notes and many many comments about this in the past week (are tailmouths making a comeback? hahah) so this calls for some clarification!
first of all, ANYONE CAN MAKE A TAILMOUTH, you don't have to ask me or show me or anything if you don't want. You can change anything you want. It doesn't have to have hair-ears, you don't have to call it a tailmouth, it can be anthro, it can be anywhere on the human-furry scale, it can be a transgender velociraptor for all I care.
Some people have started making tailmouth adoptables, which is totally cool by me! Go wild and do what you want, change what you want, charge what you want... so long as you drew them yourself.
Some people have been using my lineart for these tailmouth adoptables. This gets a little more tricky, so I am setting some rules for using my lineart for adoptables.
1) PLEASE DO NOT CHARGE MORE THAN $1 (or the equivalent in DA points
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.)
[Bullet; Green]19 - In formal wear
[Bullet; Green]20 - Dancing
The art of improvement5/4/2015 UPDATE: Added preface at the beginning and Inspiration at the end! added some thoughts on some other things I wanted to share.The art of improvement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so this is a comment and question I've been receiving a lot from people!
How did you improve so fast?
Firstly, I want to say I do not think of myself as a professional artist, teacher or someone who "knows the secret to becoming a master artist". These are just things that I have picked up over the years, and noticed so I thought I might as well share my experience with improvement in effort to help others find their own paths of improvement and learning as artists. There are still many things I have to learn, and wish to improve about my own art! The path of an artist is never ending, in my opinion!
I consider the beginning of my journey when I withdrew from college. I had decided to take a year off from school, to explore myself more as a person, gain confidence and rethink my path that I wanted to take in school. Of course,
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.How to get started with Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
C O D I G O S - H T M L - E N - D AC O D I G O S - H T M L - E N - D A2 years ago in Personal More Like This
creado: 17 de enero del 2013
última actualización: 02 de enero del 2014
C Ó D I G O S H T M L .
Estos son algunos códigos HTML básicos para usuarios de DeviantART.
En este Journal explicaré los códigos HTML más útilizados. Contestaré cualquier duda. Por favor utiliza "PREVIEW" antes de. (; La simple razón es para evitar el SPAM para que se me facilite encontrar las dudas. Si quieres probar algún código hazlo en tu perfil y no aquí!.
Este Journal se va a mantener en constante actualización, ya que dA ha cambiado un poco desde la última actualización. Prometo estar más pendiente en este asunto.
Gracias por todos los comentarios y favoritos .
300 Themes Challenge!I've seen plenty of these being done lately and decided to do one my self300 Themes Challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is free to take part in this challenge; there is no time limit and feel free to go in any order you like; and if you do decide to take part then it would be awesome if you'd give me a link telling me which one/s you did. I hope you all find one or more that inspire you to write, draw and/or photograph and if you do I would totally LOVE to see or read it/them when your done.
3 Grief http://aztira.deviantart.com/art/Grief-300-Theme-Challenge-3-294885795
10 Go Back
G3 Ponies for sale B^)TBH I dont know if anyone cares about these ??G3 Ponies for sale B^)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I have a lot of them taking up space
I'm only keeping the few that have value..
so this is the bin
There are way more than this looks, at least eighty or so.
If you wanna see some out of the bin, ask me
and if you want a specific horse, ask.
I might accept trades
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
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
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
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
Three Answers MemeThree Things You Want To Do Before You Die:Three Answers Meme4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Three Names You Go By:
Three Screen Names You Have Had:
Three Physical Things You Like About Yourself:
Three Parts Of Your Heritage:
Three Things That Scare You:
Three Of Your Everyday Essentials:
Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
Three Of Your Favorite Bands/Musical Artists:
Three Of Your Favorite Songs:
Three Things You Want In A Relationship:
Two Truths And A Lie (in no particular order):
Three Of Your Favorite Hobbies:
Three Things You Want To Do Really Badly Right Now:
Three Careers You're Considering/You've Considered:
Three Places You Want To Go On Vacation:
Three Kid's Names You Like:
Three Ways That You Are Stereotypically A Girl:
Three Ways That You Are Stereotypically A Boy:
Clothing Reference SitesHey there,Clothing Reference Sites4 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.
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
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
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic