Tips & tricks for better arting Decided to edit and update this for my new watchers, hopefully this will inspire you guys somewhat <3Tips & tricks for better arting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I've wanted to do for a while... just a compilation of everything I've learned in the past year that I've been arting. Dunno if it'll help anyone else, but here's some organized rambling for you.
Finding Inspiration and Resources
This is a huge thing that so many artists struggle with. Inspiration comes and goes all the time and it can be so frustrating when you feel like you have all these ideas in your head, but you can't get them out. It may be because you don't think you're a good enough artist to pull your vision out of your mind and share it with everyone else. Or maybe you're just so stressed by life things that you've artblocked yourself. If you're feeling down about your artistic ability, keep in mind that everyone starts somewhere. YOU CAN'T GIVE UP! I remember a while back, I was doing some studying on Terryl Whitlatch's
You're Not Just a WriterYou're not just a writer. You may know it or you may not, but you're also a psychologist, a sociologist, and an anthropologist. Good writing captures humanity on a page and resonates with the reader, whether you want to fill their head with sad truths until they cry them out, or play with a reader's expectations until you've tickled their brains so hard their stomachs can feel it and they burst out laughing.You're Not Just a Writer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Studying these things is awesome whether you want to make a profound statement about humanity, or just entertain people (or both at the same time). They can up your arsenal in your idea-pool to draw from, too. What makes a comedian funny is making witty observations that ring true to life--the audience won't find a joke funny if they can't relate to the situation in it.
I'm not saying you should necessarily go to college for these fields and study them really in depth. Knowing the names for each different type of brain cell isn't really what I'm talking about.
What makes writing go
Gift for GrinHi! Spotty with an actual thing this time. >w<Gift for Grin6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I actually need a little bit of help . . . nothing serious, more just for a gift. :'3
You see, Grin's been having a really rough time while i've been in CA for an overly extended stay because of personal gotta-go-to-court reasons, and not just because i've been gone. He actually just recently got diagnosed with a mild case of Bell's Palsy, which means he can't move half of his face very well and makes it a bit difficult to talk, eat, drink, stuff like that but nothing lethal or permanent (Not asking for donations. We can afford medication for him. e3e). So, I thought he needed a little cheering up~ :'3
Here's the thing: I'll be posting journals filled with thumbnails of Grin-involved fanart. Here are the rules. owo
1.) You can submit fan art you've already made from whenever ago, as long as you think we may have missed it. We have missed a lot of things we'd probably really like to see. Don't be scared to submit something
Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATHUse math, that's how nature works and that's how art can. One of the reasons I improved fast. Fibonacci numbers can help you space things. Fractals can help with tree branches. Don't copy them exactly, but get the feel of them~Quick art tips ASDFGHKHJL MATH1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For instance, Fibonacci. 0 1 1 2 3 5 8...Look at your hand. Get the length of the first 2 bones of a finger, to the joints. Add them up and there's the length of the longest bone in that finger! Well most likely, your hand might not fit into it. My hand is probably sexier than yours and the proportions are why XD
Google up some fractals, study them a bit and randomize some tree limbs. IT WORKS IF YOU GETS EET
Also measure, pick up proportions. I always remember that the space between my dog's eyes is two of his eye widths apart. It's not for all dogs, so study photos. Not that much if it bores you, GET TEH FEELS.
And shading. I dunno how I can describe it. I generate this 3D model in my head and shine all kinds of light on it. Also ask me for stuff I'll shoot it
Why I drawWhy I draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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How are my lovely watchers today?
They used to tell me it's alright to be different. But people have proved me wrong.
'Being different' means being an outcast, being picked on, laughed at.. being hurt.
But with Art it's different. With art it's okay to different, because it's actually 'good' to have a different style. It's actually good to draw different things, instead of going after the herd and draw what everyone draws.
I can draw my own things, like my own things and can easier ignore the hate.
I can put my emotions, happy or not, in it without fearing the reactions of others. Sure it would be nice if they like it, but if they don't, then what the heck? I don't care! it's my art anyway, I draw for my pleasure, not yours.
It's strange isn't it? How it's so different to accept reactions on your art, but fear the reactions on yourself. It's pretty much messed up
CONTEST: Twisted Fairytales-JUDGINGNOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE ENTRIESCONTEST: Twisted Fairytales-JUDGING1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all the entries! I'm going to try to finish adding them (got one I'm waiting on) judging will then ensue.
(I'll also try and comment on all of them, sorry there's so many x_x )
Hurry hurry if you're entering! Little time left!
Lots of prizes added! We need as many entries as we can get to make it fair, we only have one entry so far! D: C'mon guys join in spread the word about!
We could really use some prize donations to amp it up! Even just a small sketch, points, or a feature!
Right so I haven't held a contest in quite some time! the last one had no entries and the one before went on for almost a year :I
I will not have that.
So...what's the theme?!
Twisted Fairytales! I've always been a -huge- fan of the thought because it's rather interesting to switch things up!
How do we maybe do this?
You can choo
FREE 50 POINTS GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED!)Thats right! Just comment and fave this journal, and you will have a chance to win 50 for absolutely free! C: Thank you to all of you who donated! c:FREE 50 POINTS GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner will be randomly picked from all the people who commented, and whoever wins, will of course, win 50
So, comment away!
Please comment only ONCE, or you won't be chosen.
The winner will be chosen at a random time, most likely when we get alot of comments.
Also, please watch us to get more updates on more giveaways! c:
And, of course, if you have any spare points laying around, (even 1!) please donate so we can make some more deviants happy, and continue these free giveaways!
-EDIT- The winner is :iconmosquitone:! C:
Revenge of the Queen: chapter list.REVENGE of the QUEENRevenge of the Queen: chapter list.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
7th-October-2013: Chapter 7 available in English and Spanish (DA points).
Check below for the available chapter list in DA.
Where else can I buy this manga if I don't have DA points?
Volume 1 (ENGLISH): http://www.lulu.com/shop/inma-r/revenge-of-the-queen-1/paperback/product-20551422.html
Volume 1 (SPANISH): http://www.lulu.com/shop/inma-r/revenge-of-the-queen-1/paperback/product-20552018.html
For Kindle (English&Spanish):
Packs of 2 chapters.
Volume 1 (English)
Volume 1 (Spanish)
CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays:iconhomestuckplz: HOMESTUCKCOSPLAY'S SECOND CONTEST HAS BEGUN :iconhomestuckplz:CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: Homestuck for the Holidays
Judges: :iconbizria: :iconpeppermint-biscuit:
Prizes: 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP or equivalent point value -- Additional prizes TBD
Deadline: January 15
To enter, you must be a member of this group.
Two entries per DA user.
Please submit all contest entries to the contest folder or they will NOT be considered.
Original designs and outfits are fair game for this contest!
This contest isn't limited to December holidays; Thanksgiving and Halloween inspired entries are acceptable.
Go and show us your cheer~Good luck!!
DO NOT SUBMIT TO FEATURED - I will move the best of the best to that folder, manually. Your item will be automatically denied if you submit to this folder; you always have the option to resubmit
Everyone needs to see this. Pet CPR.Reposting this from Tumblr, cause I feel it's important that as many people as possible sees this and knows how to do this. Please spread the word! I wanna encourage everyone to repost this in their journals.Everyone needs to see this. Pet CPR.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pet CPR is not nearly as common knowledge as it should be. You may think you'll never actually need to know how to do this. But I can tell you; it happens. Cause it happened to me.
This is a picture of my late dog, a great dane named Tiger. (cropped out my mom who's in the picture.) Tiger died at the age of only 2, of a heart attack (heart flaw), on my living room floor one day when I was alone home 3 years ago.
My mother, who is a nurse assistant had literally left the house only 10 minutes previously to go shopping. One minute, my happy boy was his fine, happy, laid back self. The next thing I know, he's laying unresponsive on the floor. And I panic.
I called my mom who instructed me on how to do CPR over the phone while she was hurrying home. But I was too
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvementI came up with the PEAS method ("PEAS" stands for: Practice, Experiment, Ask for suggestions, & Study the world around you) about 5 years ago. In that time, I've seen significant changes in my own art and in the art of others! I figured that it's time to whip up a journal and share the PEAS method again.PEAS Method to Artistic Self-improvement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are the same concepts that I shared in the journal "How did you get so good at drawing?" which I posted about 5 years ago:
PEAS METHOD TO ARTISTIC SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
I my opinion and from experience, there are 4 things you can do to evolve as an artist...
Practice - it's been said time and time again that "practice makes perfect". They're right, but there need to be a few other factors to make it work! You can repeat the same thing over and over... however that will only improve your ability to repeat a certain skill. To truly improve, something NEW nee
2500 Point GiveawayCONTEST OVER2500 Point Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to give a HUGE THANKS to all of my supporters here on deviantART! Thanks for all the 's, 's, and comments! In appreciation, I'm holding a 2500 Point Giveaway
I will give 500 points to a total of 5 people at random
Winners will be announced March 20, 2013
Limit one entry per person
I will notify winners via notes on March 20, 2013 and I'll update this entry
How do I enter?
Easy! Just fav this journal entry!
Thanks for all of your support and good luck in the giveaway!
.... no thanks....... i hate watching tv........ no thanks....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
... hate eating canned soup...
... hate looking like a plucked chicken...
... hate to forget to shower and eat...
... hate to sleep only a few houres...
... and why i do this all every day???
because im a fuc... artist and i have nothing else in my life...
only one brush and my right hand... best friends but not really talkaktive....
MURO DRAW YOU DRAW AND ILL DRAW!Comment with a drawing and I'll reply with one gogogoMURO DRAW YOU DRAW AND ILL DRAW!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Vore DictionaryOther Useful Blogs:Vore Dictionary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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FAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!The contestFAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winter has always been a season which people either love or hate. No matter where we live we always have some strong emotions connected with it and a lot of them revolve around... snow!
Some love it, some hate it; some play with it creating snowmen, others do everything to get rid of it; some see it all year long and some can only dream about it.
Because of how many different emotions we connect with snow and how many uses it has it's a perfect theme for the promised fan art contest!
Your task is to create a fan art or fan fiction that will present your favourite character(s) interacting with snow.
Every entry should revolve around the "snow" theme. The more original you are, the better!
The work must be a Fan Art / Fan Fiction and it should be submitted into the Fan Art
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This is FINLAAAAND!I often get this guestion: Is Finnish an easy language to learn?This is FINLAAAAND!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm, let's see...
I'd say it's a bit weird language.
Yep, now it looks easy, eh? One word = One sentence in English. Think you can handle it? Let's take it to the next level: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=333657186705550&id=102594753145129
Still willing to learn more? http://mylifewasamazinguntiliwasborn.tumblr.com/post/24141172095/english-a-dog-swedish-what-english-the
And here's a funny sentence to you: Tuu kattoon kattoon, ku kärpänen tapettiin kattoon tapettiin. It means "Come see the ceiling, a fly was killed to the wallpaper on the ceiling"
Now I wonder if this helps you to figure out the answer to the guestion whether Finnish is easy or not xD
And if you one day visit Finland, don't take everything too personally. Like if someone doesn't start talking with you very eagerly on a bus.
These are so true OTL I'm trying not to put too many pics to the journa
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 11 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Volume 112 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Kohu's Summer Contest! [CLOSED, judging!]Update on September 16th: This contest is closed! I'm currently judging, and will have the results no later than Wednesday of this week. Thanks so much for participating everyone, there are a ton of amazing entries!Kohu's Summer Contest! [CLOSED, judging!]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Update on August 30th: A few people have been asking, so the contest has been extended to September 15th. Please get your entries in by then! Also, I've added a couple more prizes to the main art contest.
Update on June 27th: This is still open, about two months left to enter. :3 I'm going to keep trying to work on refs of other characters, but in case I don't get around to it, I'll probably be doing another contest eventually anyway. ;3 So please don't wait on other refs to enter (it takes me so long to do them, lol, I = slow]. If there's a character you really want to do that isn't there, you can check out the next contest. :3 Also, I have re-opened the advertising contest, so check it out! You can win art.
Update on June 8th: Still working on refs, hope to ha
10 Tips for Taking Better PhotosA good photo is key to selling your plushie online. Your customer can't hold it in their hands and look at it from all angles, so it’s up to you to provide clear, sharp photos that will capture their interest and convince them to buy from you.10 Tips for Taking Better Photos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Use a tripod. A steady camera means a sharper image, and lets you concentrate on framing the shot. You can get a small, simple, perfectly satisfactory tripod for about $10, or in a pinch you can prop your camera on a flat surface If for some reason you are obliged to hold the camera, grasp it with both hands, draw your elbows in until they touch, press your arms as tightly as possible to your chest, and hold your breath while snapping the photo.
2. Unlike most subjects, plushies aren't going to fidget, so you have plenty of time to compose your shot (if your plushie does start fidgeting, run away as fast as you can and call an exorcist). Make sure the plushie is centered and fills up most of the frame. Most c
Beadweaving feature - dragonsI was pleasantly surprised to find many, many beaded dragons i dA artists' galleries. Some of them have specialized in making dragons, others just made one or two and all of them deserve our attention.Beadweaving feature - dragons3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First a dragon made not out of beads but tennis balls. Yes, tennis balls.
greed dragon I by Werwolfka Beaded dragon family by Villiawenn Beadling Dragons by Toralin Gragon by ChaconTilune Beaded Dragon by Theblindbeader Cobalt the Dragon by Superfun22 Fear me by Slersk Beaded Dragon by SkyNymph Beaded dragon by SininelaMMaZ Trees are soft by Rrkra Baby Dragon: Red and Black by PurlyZig Teeny Tiny Red Beaded Dragon by pinkythepink Drky or Sjakk Ruter by Perledyr Black beaded dragon by NicosFriend Hand hugger by EmMakesStuff Beaded Dragon by Miryl Beaded Dragon by MarzEz Tiny Beaded Dragon by Marahuta Beaded dragon by mangalarga Enchanted Forest Dragon by Line-of-Birds Glass Beaded Dragon by lightningshour Bead Dragon V by kameeko :thumb62976417: Purple Beaded Dragon by jardan Chinese Dragon Nr. 2 by Jalaila Fire dragon by isislotus :thumb111929004: Beaded chinese dragon by Niicchan Beadwork 4 by fragiledragonfly :thumb215