FREELANCING TIPS: Good jobs and bad jobsThe world of freelance business is populated with all types of clients and artists. If you are a freelancer or a potential client, you will eventually start to recognize the early signs of good and bad job situations. There are some tips and notes below that may help you recognize these signs sooner and therefore improve your ability to connect successfully with good job partners. A client or artist will seldom display all of the good or bad signs described below. However, watching for the following list items may help you to assess a potential workmate as a good risk or a bad one BEFORE work begins. Similarly, if you strive to embody the positive characteristics listed below, they may help you to attract better clients/artists and engage in more successful and fulfilling partnerships.FREELANCING TIPS: Good jobs and bad jobs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Good qualities in a DA CLIENT/ JOB AD:
Client seems polite and professional and reasonable.
Client knows what she/he wants and describes the work clearly.
Client displays good spelling, grammar an
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Draw With Us #3 - Human AnatomyHello again, guysDraw With Us #3 - Human Anatomy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to this months installment. I've had a few requests for this topic, so month 3 of this segment is going to be dealing with Human Anatomy
Before I start breaking this tutorial up into body parts, I'm going to start off with a 7 part series by :iconfoervraengd: called 'Understanding Anatomy' that covers most of the basics. If you're new to anatomy like I am I recommend checking it out, it's an excellent series!
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Drawing the Base
Part 3: Torso
Draw With Me # 1 - The BasicsHey guys, welcome to the first installment of Draw With MeDraw With Me # 1 - The Basics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can call me Florence. I'm new to The Digital Painter and even newer to writing journals so please bear with me for this first installment!
The aim of this journal is to pick a different topic every month and collect some tutorials, references and inspiration to help you guys draw. If there's a topic you're particularly interested in, write it in the comments or send me a note and I'll see what I can find for you
So what better way to start this segment off than with the Basics? This journal isn't going to cover everything but I'll share with you some of my favourite resources.
First of all we have Brushes! I know I see a lot of advanced digital artists say it's not about the fancy custom brushes that you use and that's true, but these still helped me a lot. Especially when it comes to skin and hair!
I know a most of you would have seen these already but they are my all
Draw With Us #5 - Portrait Painting , Part 2Hey guys! Welcome to this months installment I'm continuing on the theme of Portrait painting from last month, but this time will cover the ears (there are not enough tutorials on ears!), nose and mouth. I hope you find this usefulDraw With Us #5 - Portrait Painting , Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nose tutorial by calleena Everything Concerning Noses by Mytherea
Tuto - THE MOUTH by Darwem0 Basic lip painting steps by Cellesria How to paint a portrait PartII by Calaymo Part 2 - Lips by gothic-icecream Painting Lips by AURORY Lip Painting Tutorial by acidlullaby The Lip by AURORY Fantasy Lips Tutorial by sanguisGelidus Study sketch + tutorial. Mouth. by Cthulhu-Great
Facial Expressions / Unique Features
Basic Expression Tutorial by Jeff-H Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 3 by jeinu Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by jeinu
And to finish I have some inspiration for you all
Femme Fatale - by DanLuVisiArt VENUS WAKES UP by AURORY Look at me by Dark-Adon Rock'n Elven Chick by lithriel
:thumb152263760: Robert Joseph Mayfield by nathie Jess Brandon Hartley by nathie Electric by Shilesque
Tink by lithriel Ceia by DeivCalviz Portrait of K.O. by VirginieCarquin The Little Mermaid by sharandula
GW2 Shan sketch by vinegar Commission - The Lady by Viccolatte :t
Draw With Us #2 - Landscapes and SceneryHello everyone!Draw With Us #2 - Landscapes and Scenery2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your holidays
Welcome to the second installment of Draw With Us! The topic I've picked this month is Scenery and Landscapes, mainly because apart from being one of my favourite topics it seems to be where Digital artists can really struggle. There have been quite a few deviations rejected from this group because even though the subject matter is done really well, the background needs a lot of work.
It seems however that I've made the mistake of underestimating just how expansive this topis really is, so to make things easier I'm going to focus on natural landscapes more rather than cityscapes and man made settings.
The first lot of tutorials that I wanted to share were a few on Perspective and Composition because they play such a large part in Landscape paintings. Some of the later tutorials have some notes about perspective, but these are exclusive to the topic;
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Draw With Us #4 - Portrait Painting, Part 1Hello everyone, it's that time againDraw With Us #4 - Portrait Painting, Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This month I planned to cover painting Portraits, but after researching resources I realised that there is just too much content so I'm going to split this topic up into two journals. I'll start off with over all steps for painting a portrait and detailing the eyes, and next month will cover the nose and mouth as well as include some of my favourite portrait pieces
It means this journal will be shorter than usual but I hope you still find it useful!
So to continue from my anatomy journal last month, these are tutorials on how to structure the face
And now on to portrait painting!
This is definitely one of my favourites by nom-nom-pancake
and here is a great series by lithriel Step by Step of a Realistic Portrait (Tink) by lithriel
Other portrait tutorials;
Portrait Painting Tutorial by acidlullaby Walkthrough and Blather - Agrona Tabris by DragonReine :thumb21
Draw With Us #6 - HairHello everyone Welcome to the next installment of Draw with Us. This round I'm going to be looking at Hair resources (my arch nemisis, I struggle the most with painting hair)Draw With Us #6 - Hair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start off with you may want to download some Hair Brushes - these are not necessarily dedicated to to just hair, but are packs with a few useful brushes.
Basic ways to use hair brushes:
And now onto the tutorials! For those who don't want to go through all of them trying to find a good one, this 4 part series by Sheridan-J is a good place to start:
Hair Tutorial by liiga hair drawing tutorial by Abuze How to draw hair by leejun35 Hair tutorial by leejun35
Hair Tutorial by JenniferHealy PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii Digital Hair / Portrait Painting Tutorial part 2 by me-illuminated Hair Tutorial - Second Edition by OneFreeInternet Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha Let's draw some hair by MistyTang
Tutorial: More Detailed Hair (Page 8) by ReiRobin :RezDimech_Hair_Tutorial_Brush_NOW_FREE: by RezwanaDimech Tutorial: Painting Hair in PS by ToySkunk Tutorial: Painting Hair Part 2 by ToySkunk hair full tutorial by dypsomaniart
Hair tutorial by CindysArt
Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!http://reiquintero.blogspot.com/Tutorial pdf is up in my blog!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!In the interest of helping people who are new to speedpainting get started, and also in the interest of getting tips and tricks out in the open that might be helpful to even those who have done it a while, I'm opening this Journal entry up to the group to post your speedpainting techniques to share with the group!Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines for posting (I believe this will help keep the thread readable to those coming in):
1) Give your technique a title
2) Provide a description with as much detail as is necessary to allow someone to try the technique and obtain some success with it
3) If possible, provide a link to examples that use this technique, and indicate how the technique was used
4) Please only include one tip per post
5) You may ABSOLUTELY respond to other people's posts, ask questions, and extend the tips! As this isn't a forum, please make sure you respond to the right posts when asking a question, or the original author might not see it! Questions should ONLY go under existing tips though.
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Please do not use my stock to create your own. You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website.
You can submit your work as a DA print if you want.
If you want to use my stock for commercial use, please contact me.
You can post your work off-site including printed portfolios as long as credit is given to both me and the photographer.
Don't use my stock for illegal, racist, pornographic, animalabusive or violent works.
For digital art/photomanipulations:
You are not allowed to use parts of my body, clothes or jewels to fit another person.
You are not permitted to replace my face by another persons. You can
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
November Contest at DazaholicsHi Everyone! :iconsnowylaplz:November Contest at Dazaholics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very pleased to announce our very first contest at :icondazaholics: where you can win more than a feature!
The contest will last the whole month of November! So you have from today until November 30th at midnight Pacific Time to get your entries in.
The theme will be Snow Hunt! This will get us all in a nice cold mood for winter for the parts of the world where we have winter coming up and cool the rest of you off who may not be having winter now.
You may do anything your imagination prompts you to create for this theme, however, keep in mind that really graphic violent images may not be accepted. Mild, artistic nudity is allowed, but please keep it artistic. Images with sexual themes will be accepted only at the discretion of the admin.
You may submit your images to the album for the contest, it's not there yet, but I will make it sometime today.
Free 3.5 hour Tutorial on my youtubeGalaxy Saga piece i did. hope you like itFree 3.5 hour Tutorial on my youtube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
check here a 3.5 video in hd of how i made this picture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loKZCCQFKS8 and dont forget to subscribe for more content
http://alexnegrea.blogspot.com - my blog
other works from me
Digital painting tutorialAfter a rather long break another tutorial was posted on Hakeme.com! It was made based on my latest drawing: "Poppy seed bun", I hope you'll like it! Apart from 30 steps there are two brushes for download and I explain how to create this awesome wool texture.Digital painting tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Apart from that, I created my personal facebook account, so if you want to join me, just go there: http://www.facebook.com/magda.saramak.1
I'd be very happy to see you there!
Have a great day!
Lost in Another World (Contest)Less than 2 days left before the end of the contest !!Lost in Another World (Contest)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST HOSTED BY :iconeledhwen-stock:
As the main and first point of rules seems not clear for everyone, I reworded it
* If you want offer llamas, , features, or something else, thank you to tell me ! *
Hi there ,
That was a long time I didn't start a contest … So here is a new one, I hope you'll appreciate the theme !
You can see the results for my last contest here:
~ Deadline: April 11th, 2013 ~
[Bullet; Purple] You must use a stock of me or Laetitia (at least one), the one you want in our gallery http://eledhwen-stock.deviantart.com/galler
Tutorial - Game character designHey guys! First video of the week is about my process when creating a character design specifically for video games.Tutorial - Game character design8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have a great Monday!
Also putting this one up in case you missed it!
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Knight Demo/Tutorial video!Posted this up on youtube , hope it helps!Knight Demo/Tutorial video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Practice Figure DrawingPracticing figure drawing is one of the best ways to improve your art. If you're enrolled in a local figure drawing class, that's awesome. If not, try using this free online figure drawing tool: http://artists.pixelovely.com/How to Practice Figure Drawing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It will show you a timed slideshow of images to draw. I usually set the timer to 60 seconds. Drawing quickly helps you get in a large quantity of work, strengthens your ability to draw poses, and keeps you from having too much emotional attachment to your drawings. Here's some tips for getting the most out of these quick poses:
Relax. No one is going to see these drawings, so it doesn't matter if they're bad. You can throw them all away if you want to. So don't get frustrated - what matters is that you're drawing!
Draw small. When drawing quick poses, I find that it helps to keep your drawings on the smaller side. I can usually fit about six figures on one page.Don't worry about details. Your goal is to capture the overall balance