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 arting3 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 Writer2 years 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
CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays:iconhomestuckplz: HOMESTUCKCOSPLAY'S SECOND CONTEST HAS BEGUN :iconhomestuckplz:CONTEST BEGINS: Homestuck for the Holidays2 years 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
CONTEST: Twisted Fairytales-JUDGINGNOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE ENTRIESCONTEST: Twisted Fairytales-JUDGING2 years 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
Revenge of the Queen: chapter list.REVENGE of the QUEENRevenge of the Queen: chapter list.2 years 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)
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 MATH2 years 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
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 11 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Volume 113 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!]2 years 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
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 Resources2 years 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
Why I drawWhy I draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
made by Bluefirewings
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
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ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS - PLEASE WATCH!kaicaine showed me this via tumblr, to help with my wrist problem. and so far, it has made it feel a little better! i'm going to practice this everyday so my problems don't worsen.ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS - PLEASE WATCH!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm really hoping to spread this around to everyone to try to prevent tendinitis AND carpal tunnel! or just help it if you have either already!
these are SO important for your drawing hand!!
so please watch this video, and spread the word around!
here is my tumblr post if you'd like to reblog it: http://fleabug.tumblr.com/post/29300552069/yamino-artprogression-drawsomething
thanks for watching and re-posting/re-blogging if you do!
Easy way to win 100 points! The winner is...Wanna win 100 points?Easy way to win 100 points! The winner is...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only have to join new group we-heart and fav this journal entry, in order to participate.
I will use random.org generator to pick a lucky winner. Spread the word, and share your art with we-heart.
P.S. We are also trying to make we-heart a super group, so anyone who is able to can donate points. It would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance, and good luck in the contest (:
Thank you all for participating (:
The lucky number was 29. That means the winner is funpepper. Congrats and enjoy your 100 points
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!)3 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:
pokemon contest (LATE CLOSURE)hello my fellow deviants! sfarm here 2 say that i will hold my 1st contest as i am making it official. it is a pokemon themed battlepokemon contest (LATE CLOSURE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it is a pokemon battle stylish but powerful like a mega charizard X being fierce and stylish in a battle so i hope u will join in
1. fav this journal and link me to entry
2. u can do as many entries as u like but u must choose a main entry
3. when the deadline comes a poll will be made plz vote their afterwards
4. the dealine is christmas eve at 8:00 PM australian time
35 points from :iconsfarm:
a free virus cat from :iconIcyAngelos:
free saiikko custom from :iconFran6195:
free drawing from :iconLisakatzi:
2 free drawings from :iconmintypawz:
Pokemon Contest (Contest Ends Today. Submit Now!) To win you must draw the best picture of an oc pokemon trainer and either all, one, or a few of their pokemon. No fakemon allowed.Pokemon Contest (Contest Ends Today. Submit Now!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Prizes: 1st 1000p from me
2nd 500p from me
3rd 250p from me
Contest officially starts now and ends December 15th. Make sure to send me a link to your picture once it is done. I am no poke-expert so let me know the names of each pokemon in your crew so that I can ensure that they are not fakemon. Enjoy the contest people.
Sponsors: :iconpokemonlove-united: :iconpoke-lovers:
Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England!Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
FAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!The contestFAN ART CONTEST - more prizes and first entries!3 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
Latex Illusion OC Contest! (Closed)EDIT: Thanks for everyone that entered as there was a lot of you and they are all awesome. The judging will be over the next couple days so i'll announce the winners on christmas eve.Latex Illusion OC Contest! (Closed)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck to all of you.
Well this is going to be one of the bigger contests in term of prizes as first place will be my old Cintiq (if you don't know what that is click Here). This time the contest will be regarding my OCs and the requirement will be to use at least one of them in each entry but outside this the setting and any additional characters or factors are open to the creator. The timeline is going to run for one month until 19th of December but this can be changed if there is enough concern.
(prizes can discussed to an equal value item if required afte
The Street Journal: Best of MarchThe Street Journal: Best of March10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
move by arslanalp
Selfie by sandas04 Flying Hat by Vermontster
C o l d by pigarot Untitled by michaelaresphoto
Urban olympics by veftenie
He, around him by mariomencacci girl on the sky train by hersley
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-improvement3 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
ONE PIECE CONTEST: EN VOGUE!(CLOSED!)Yes! Its true! I'm officially hosting a One Piece contest to celebrate the obsession!ONE PIECE CONTEST: EN VOGUE!(CLOSED!)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you enjoy! :iconbuggyplz: Let's get fashionable!
This is my first contest, and I'm pretty excited about it, because I planned it a while ago already. ^//^ And like the title implies, its all about my favorite series ONE PIECE, so can it be any better?
Your mission is to convince our jury with some visual art!
That leads us to why "En Vogue?" ...well, its easy, you'll basically design an alternate ouftit for your favorite existing One Piece character!
Sounds fun?! FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN!
Read rules below for details how to enter.
Judges! Because they're awesome!
Yours truely, :iconbluevagabond: , also the :iconmatterofheart: cosplay duo & to top it off Miss :icontrishas1law: ~! We ar
Hey you!Yes,I am talking to you!-UPDATE-Hey you!Yes,I am talking to you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just fixed some grammar mistakes xD.Oh,and if you want to repost my journal,go ahead! It would be nice see people spreading the word! Remember to credit me for the original!Hehe!xD
Do you know someone that is an amazing artist and he/she doesn't like the own art?
Its normal to see people like that nowadays.If you are that kind of person,stop that right now!You are amazing dude!Everyone has a talent but it takes time to you see it by yourself!
Some people have facility to improve and others don't. This doesn't mean that the people that don't have facility won't become amazing artists!Work hard.Thats what they have to do. When they work hard and hard,practice everyday,they will win more and more skills that they didn't have before!They might not see it in the moment,but others see.
Your support can change everything. If you stop a minute of your day to see a deviation,commenting there, you can make someone really happy.