PE: CSS3 101 - Transition AnimationsPE: CSS3 101 - Transition Animations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Table of Contents
This article has four main topics:
- Works in dA for All Members
- Doesn't work in dA for Premium Members
- Works in dA for Alpha Testers at devBUG
What is a Transition?
This time, I'll explain with an example. Let's take this awesome emote by jahw.
When I see that emote, I'm imagining it saying "CHAAAARGE!" and running forward! So I want to make the emote do that, but instead of opening it up in Photoshop to animate (which I'm not allowed to do anyway since it's not my work), I'm just going to add a simple code that will do the animation for me! Hover over the emote below to see this magic in action!
PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
The Artist's Toolbox: An Artist JournalAnother Month another Artist's Toolbox.The Artist's Toolbox: An Artist Journal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This time I'm pulling something rather more personal out of my arsenal of tools which is my own individual way of dealing with the infuriating issue of
I want to draw... but I don't know what.
There are a number of ways people go around dealing with this issue. Just doodling til something pops out. Working on a list of prompts. Asking people to help give them ideas. Doing an entry for a contest.... there are lots of ways of going about finding something to draw.
EH = Ernest Hemmingway
My own personal way of dealing with it, makes use of the opposite problem.
I have loads of ideas! But I have to go to bed/have no time/paper/drawing equipment.
When I have lots of ideas, as is common for me before I'm about to go to bed, or when I'm supposed to be doing something else, I write it down in my magical sparkly kitty book, AKA my Artist Journal. If I just shrug and go "I'll draw that later"
Artist's Toolbox: Social Media WebsitesIn this day and age, with the internet at just about everyone's fingertips, social media is making a big boom and is useful for so much more than just socializing with others. Each day more and more businesses jump on the social media bandwagon to help market and promote their goods. For artists this is no different, as these websites are an excellent tool to market yourself, your skills, and of course your art!Artist's Toolbox: Social Media Websites1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Benefits of using Social Media Websites
Starting out brand new on any social media website can be a bit daunting and building watchers/followers can take time though there are ways to get noticed faster if you are willing to put the time and effort into it. Some time ago I wrote an article about gaining exposure. While the article is geared towards gaining exposure on deviantART, a lot of the same concepts apply to other websites as well. Do take a moment and give it a read.
Report Abuse and Copyright Issues on DACommunity WeekReport Abuse and Copyright Issues on DA3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Report Abuse and
Copyright Issues on dA
This article aims to provide useful information for you to use when reporting Abuse or Copyright Infringement. Understand why these situations happen and what you can do to avoid them and how to send the respective reports to Staff on DeviantART. The best source of updated information provided for the reporting system can be found here:
1- Block User:
This is the recommended action in these cases. The block tool prevents the person from contacting you in anyway on DeviantART (comments and notes). However the person can still see your activity and publications given that it is a public site. They will be removed from your watch list and you will be removed from theirs. They can no longer add you to their watchlist once you have added them to your blocklist.
To block a user you need to go to "Settings", in the drop-down
GDA PE Week 2013 Day 4So day 4 woooooot!GDA PE Week 2013 Day 41 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get to know your game development groups
Yup, there are groups that help support game development. One of the very first groups for this was :icongame-art: . It specifically ties into the game development art category because it was founded around the same time it's founder became a CV themselves. A lot of the rules for the group are the same rules for the category on Deviant Art itself. The group's former founder, :iconpyritie: works for a game company as a programmer and was at one point a CV for the category. The current founder, :icondkdevil: , is also a game developer working alongside a programmer to make a game called Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme which you can read more about here -> http://www.indiedb.com/games/gender-bender-dna-twister-extreme
The group features galleries that our broken down similar to how we have the category setup.
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
The Art & History of the PencilThe pencil is commonly known as a traditional art supply. But, as you can imagine, it took a long journey before the pencil got its final writing & drawing purpose.The Art & History of the Pencil4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Several centuries ago, somewhere between 1500 and 1565, a massive deposit of pure and solid graphite was found in England. Locals found this form of graphite useful for marking sheeps: the first graphite sticks were born.
In 1662, the Germans made a first attempt to manufacture graphite sticks from powdered graphite. This led to an active pencil industry developed throughout the 19th century.
The first pencil containing a wooden holder was said to be created by an Italian couple. It was designed for the purpose of marking their carpentry.
Two centuries later Nicolas-Jacques Conté, a French painter, invented the modern pencil after he got a request to create a pencil that did not rely on foreign imports, as France was unable to import graphite from Great Britain.
At the same time, Joseph Hardtmuth from Austria, founder
PE: Contest PointersContest PointersPE: Contest Pointers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contests are everywhere on deviantART, and it seems like there are dozens of new ones cropping up every few weeks. While some of these contests go on to become extremely popular and successful, racking up hundreds of points in prizes and gaining a remarkable number of entries (), some of them flop, flounder, and sadly disappear into obscurity ()
So how does one go about hosting a successful contest? There's no fool-proof, super secret formula, of course, but there are some general tips and guidelines for what you can keep in mind when planning a new contest.
Every contest has a theme, which can range from being very specific to very general depending on what sort of contest you want to hold. Keep in mind what your theme will affect how many people will participate in your contest. A broad theme that anyone can relate to will probably generate more interest than a more specific one that limits the number of
Financial Resources Available to ArtistsFrom time to time around dA you may see your fellow deviants faced with unplanned or unforeseen financial crises write journals asking for donations. One of the great things about dA is that the majority of the collective community here is comprised of like-minded individuals and we are all greatly aware of the financial burdens that we as creatives may face from time to time.Financial Resources Available to Artists1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When the need is urgent or if your profession is being threatened because of a catastrophe, you may need more funding than what can be raised through dA. In such a circumstance, it would be in your best interest to seek out emergency funding through a grant. Please note that some of these grants cannot be funded to hobbyists, students, or self taught artists.
Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
· The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Offers lists of emergency funds for artists in a variety of
Artists Toolbox: MarkersArtists Tool Box: MarkersArtists Toolbox: Markers6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So today I want to talk to you guys about one of my favourite colouring tools: markers. We've all seen them and used them, from the scented ones that some of us tried not to lick in grade 1 to the Crayolas that are everywhere to Sharpie Markers in the back-to-school section to the fancy markers that can only be bought in art supply stores. So here's what you need to know about markers
Cheap or expensive, easy to find or not, markers can be easily broken down into 2 types: water-based and alcohol-based. For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to stick with 4 of the most common brands of art markers: Sharpies, Prisma Colors, Copics and Lyra Aqua Brush Pens. Of these, only the Lyra markers are water-based; the other 3 are alcohol based.
Lyras, Copics and Prisma Colors tend to be double ended; one end tends to have a wider, wedge shaped tip and the other end typically has a finer tip or a brush. Sharpies are single ended
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Urbex - ChurchesA collection of truly amazing photographs emerged this month from a group of Photographers who refer to themselves as 'Urbex Central.' In 2011, Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand, was devestated by an earthquake. Tourists can line up outside and peer in at the destruction that the quake caused, but nobody had, until recently, ventured in. The photos show us scenes that most people will never see in their lifetime..and it's quite eerie. The group also ventured into other buildings in the area and shared the photos on their website. You can read more here. For more churches elsewhere online check out 7 Creepiest abandoned churches.So this month the theme is abandoned churches - or cathedrals - whatever DeviantART has to offer...Urbex - Churches4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
Splig's Etching TutorialTraditional Art WeekSplig's Etching Tutorial4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to my first ever in-depth tutorial
In this article I'll be doing a walkthrough of the process involved in making an etching, from start to finish.
Before we get started I'll give you guys a quick definition just in case anyone is unfamiliar with what an etching actually is:
Etching is a printmaking method in which an image is etched into a metal plate, or matrix. Ink is then applied to the plate and it is run through a press at high pressure. Once the paper is lifted from the matrix it will have a visible bevel where it met the edge of the plate; this is an indication which shows that etching is an intaglio type of printmaking.
Alright, now we can move right along to the actual walkthrough. The piece I'll be using for this example was my final project this fall.
Apparently, a Witch HuntI've noticed with growing alarm, more and more of my friends reporting their work is being taken down.Apparently, a Witch Hunt2 months ago in Personal More Like This
And it's not only the tcest stories,I'm afraid. One of mine has been targeted.
As you may or may not know, I write a lot of 'dark' themes, horror, graphic violence, sexual scenes, etc. Yes, I write humor and romance and fluff, as well. I like to keep challenging myself as a writer. Keep it diverse.
Some people think the world should only have happy stories or stories filled with reassurances that offend no one and have characters in them which never make poor decisions, who are never ugly or flawed. But always, always have a HAPPY HOPEFUL ending. A Disney-fication of reality, if you will. Sigh.
Creators need to have the freedom to create. They need to be able to push comfort zones. To break taboos. To make us feel and think if anything - to discuss themes that make us uncomfortable and question why. It leads us to make the world a better, more interesting place, imo.
While I'm not a f
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.Freelance Paychecks are Real9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Pixel Commission Prices JournalTHESE ARE CURRENTLY C L O S E DPixel Commission Prices Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Making this so I can keep my prices of pixel and non-pixel things can be seperate ;v;/ And so its easier to update prices mmh u v u So-- Lets get this started! Q v Q Also PLEEEEASE tell me if my prices are too high PLEASE :iconlazycryplz:
Style 1 - 500 / 5 USD animated -- 275 / 2.75 USD Non-animated
Style 2 - 500 / 5 USD animated -- 300 / 3 USD Non-animated
Freestyle - 550 / 5.50 USD animated: -- 350 / 3.50 USD Non-animated
100 x 100 - 700 [Points] / 7 USD
Sleepy Time Pixel 150 x 150 animated 750 [Points] / 7.50 USD + 250 [Points] 2.50 USD per extra character
What To ShootStock & ResourcesWhat To Shoot7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It’s often easy to figure out what you want to shoot when you have a creative, artistic idea as inspiration - you are bringing to life your vision. However, as much as we would like it to be different, there is not always a market for our artistic visions outside galleries. Stock gives artists a way to distribute their works, though sometimes there is a bit of a limit as to what will be sellable to a wider market.
Creating stock doesn’t mean you have to give up all your creative aesthetic or ideals, but it may mean you have to alter them a bit in order to make them more appealing to potential buyers. At Novel Expression, we had to figure out how to get the most out of our shoots to appeal to the largest number of buyers possible. While it would be much more creative to shoot our models in various locations and fancy them up a bit with Photoshop, leaving the backgrounds clean and shooting with somewhat flat lighting gives our end user a clea
Wait ... What? Grammar?The English language is the shizz, this I am painfully aware of. There are so many slang words - as you can see from the first sentence - and so many words from other languages folded into everyday speech that it’s a wonder those of us born in English speaking countries can even manage its intricacies.Wait ... What? Grammar?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn’t help that the age of texting requires us to shorten words and leave out punctuation just to get a message to fit. That tendency has an unfortunate habit of bleeding over into real written communication, where it does not belong.
Below are a few examples of incorrect word usage, capitalization, and punctuation that I’ve been noticing in quite a few places, including stories. I’ve even added a couple of my own problem words which give me fits because I ain’t perfect! Hope this helps:
Brake and Break = A Brake is a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle. To Break is to smash something, ignore something (like a
Myth: Respect Must be EarnedEveryone goes blind...Myth: Respect Must be Earned2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yes, just like the age-old adage goes, "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind." Think about it: if you never give respect but expect to receive it, and every other person on the planet thinks the same thing, who is ever going to be respected? If your default setting is to treat me with disrespect or to simply ignore me until I impress you enough to take notice of me, you really aren't worth my time. And I would think that if someone treated you in the same way that they would not be worth your time either. Our default setting should always be to respect first. Even if you don't think all people deserve respect like I do, you still should understand that stating that YOU don't have to earn respect but everyone else does is HYPOCRITICAL and SELFISH.
Respect has no charge associated with it. There are no tricks that one must perform to get respect. It isn't magical. It isn't a fairy tale. It does not require a remote co
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan
Prismacolor 101Community WeekPrismacolor 1017 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*SEE BOTTOM OF JOURNAL FOR HELPFUL VIDEOS.*
As traditional artists, you probably have heard of prismacolor premier softcore color pencils (such a long name ) Just like any other brand, there are some cons that I will go over. I will also be briefly comparing prismas to faber castell polychromos. I hope this “guide” will help you with deciding whether or not to get prismas
Which set to buy?
I think everyone debates on this topic. Should I buy this set? What if it’s not enough? Maybe I don’t need all the colors? I personally debated with myself (LOL) for 1-2 months. There is the original 12, 24, 48, 72, 132, and 150 set. There are a few sets in between but they are the anniversary ones and stuff like that. I recommend starting not with the 24 pack. It seems like the first go to choice for everybody but in my opinion, you’ll soon regret it. Most of us used the Crayola 24 pack before
Commissiontumblr | facebook | google+ | livestreamCommission2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artworks will be created in 300 dpi, A4.
Work will begin after I receive the payment. I accept payment only via PAYPAL.
No deadlines, I do commissions in my free time.
The prices are for non-commercial use, paypal fee included
Send me an e-mail with the subject "Commission" .
My e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org I do not accept commissions in note.
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