How I ImproveNot really a tutorial, but I pretty much talk about how I improve in my art in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msfFdSA94PYHow I Improve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome back everyone! Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning!
Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial
Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
See bigger version in sta.sh http://sta.sh/02a057y5vj
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a BeccaJS shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
F.A.Q - new and improvedF.A.Q - new and improved5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
welcome to my f.a.q! since i get a looooot of questions via deviantart and e-mail i've deemed it necessary to write this up, to save time but also give people the information they want in a quick and easy way. this f.a.q is the same one as on loish.net, except with some additional information specifically intended for deviantart. since it is a lot of information i've divided the f.a.q into categories, here is an overview:
1. Digital art
General information, plus tips and techniques relating to my digital artwork.
2. Other activities
Info about drawing traditionally, my animation work and my web designs.
3. Education and work
How to Improve Your Adoptables This is an article for projecteducateHow to Improve Your Adoptables 2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have you ever made a batch of Adoptables feeling proud because they are the best you thought you could do but no one seems to buy them? I definitely have and I'm here to share some experiences with designing adoptables, or maybe just a fursona. I decided to give some of my own tips and experiences so let's jump right in!
Table of Contents
Color ChoiceCliche DesignsThemesPricingSumming it up (for lazy readers)
1. Color Choice
Color is so important in a design because no matter how good your patterns or accessories are, if the colors aren't easy on the eye, people will most likely not purchase them. Most of you have heard of the color wheel, what contrast means, and saturation but how can you apply that knowledge into designing? I'll show you some examples right now.
-Contrast is good because it brings a pop to contrasting colors but try not to make contrasting colors in the
How to make good comics: FailMaybe it's because I'm a (self proclaimed) comic artist, but sometimes people come to me to ask for advice about how to make good comics.How to make good comics: Fail3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Aaaaand to be honest, I have absolutely no idea.
That doesn't stop me from trying to! My brain has a bit of an excitement rush right now since I'm going to leave for an almost-week-long road trip tomorrow with some friends which really makes me want to do something completely irrelevant to anything ever, so have some of my typical rambling again! Been a while, huh?
I bet many of those who ask how to do good comics want to become great comic artists as soon as possible, but actually, I think that one of the best things to do to become a good comic maker is failing. Yeah. Failing is something everyone wants to avoid, as if failing meant instant death or something, but it's something that really isn't all that easy to avoid. (Yeah, failing is embarrassing, which is why people who look like they're good don't show their fails.) And actually I
200 points giveaway [CLOSED]Hello <3200 points giveaway [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am doing a 200 giveway <3
The rules to participate are really simple : you just have to be my watcher. (you can watch me now, you'll count as well).
If you watch me, it means you are entering this event.
If you want a higher chance to win : you can make a poll or a journal which links to this journal, you'll get more chances to win (you'll get a second number, instead of one, which makes you have more chances to win). But don't forget to give me a link to your poll/journal !
Good luck to everyone !
I will use random.org to choose the winner on February 20th. <3 One lucky person will win 200 .
Pricing Your ArtworkThis is probably one of the things that is most confusing for up-and-coming Artists, and even on occasions for those that have been in the industry for a while.Pricing Your Artwork2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to be realistic in your approach to pricing work and take into account a number of factors that affect the end price of what you create.
You must also be able to assess your Art world qualifications, the time you have been in the business, and yes I do say business, as what Artists don't understand is that the majority of people that invest or purchase your work are generally going to be left-brained people, the ones that went out and made business as part of the creed for life.
Do you think you are as good as Picasso or Dali and if so, do you think you are going to get prices in the millions? Not a chance, so be realistic with your pricing.
One of the things that prevent an Artist from looking at their work objectively is their ego. Some people in the Art world have got some ginormous egos.
I'm sure you have come acro
Emoji PLZ accountsEDIT:// Here are the rest of them that could be made in to plz accounts! ^-^Emoji PLZ accounts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check it out! the lovely Esskaeye is making some of my emoji's in to plz accoutns for everyone to use!
You should go and thank her if you use any of them! ^^
Here are the ones she has made so far
:iconbubblehehplz: :iconbubblekissplz: :iconbubblehuhplz: :iconbubbledeadplz: :iconbubbleblushplz: :iconbubblesadplz: :iconbubblecuteplz:
Give Away 50 Points (CLOSE)Hey there!!!Give Away 50 Points (CLOSE)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soooo I have some points and I want to make this group a bit bigger so I'm starting a giveaway!
You can win 50 - But only ONE person will win the 50
You have to be a Member of this group :#Worldofhomestuck:
You have to do a Journal or poll about this Give Away and link it back in the comments
The comment with the Journal/Poll link will be the entry. ( Comments without a link isn't an entry!)
make sure to post only ONE comment. If you do a second one you will be disqualified, even if it's an accident- So please be careful.
Accepted and rejected entries
If you want more than one chance you can donate points to xVillareynax
If you donate 2 you will get one more entry. Please let me know if you'll donate „Give Away“ in the messenger.
The winner will be chosen
Starving ArtistThe Starving ArtistStarving Artist11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This topic is about rates and wages that an artist should start to consider when taking on a new job. This is my advice, so take this as advice.
So let’s begin. As an artist you should know right away that you are valuable. You can recreate people’s imagination and ideas into reality. You are the one who brings people together to be able to all see the vision for the final product. This is valuable. Keep this in mind when you take new jobs. Think about how many hours you plan on slaving over iteration after iteration. Because even though you may have a voice, if you agree to whatever the arrangement are, you must live up to their standards. So make sure you are paid well.
Imagine a client asks you to do 50 hours of work for only $500 dollars. That’s $10 an hour. That is not enough. You can go get a job that could pay you as much if not more, without being an artist. I’ve seen people’s salaries as low as 30k a year. This is not acc
'Bad' FanfictionI know a lot of us joke either publicly or amongst ourselves about 'bad fanfiction'. I freely admit I have complained about this very thing to my close friends, but I always feel guilty afterwards. You know why? 'Cause I think that's a pretty asshole'ish thing to laugh about.'Bad' Fanfiction2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to present to you the idea that, yes, there is fanfiction that is created by people with little writing experience. But hey, guess what? Each story that individual writes is more experience for them, and that is NOT something we should discourage!!
Lately I've seen a post going around on tumblr shaming 'bad' fanfiction, stating that their own dignity has been lowered because they resign themselves to reading badly written fanfiction just to get their fix of their (usually rare'ish) pairings.
I say, fuck that mentality. Let's replace that negativity with something positive!
Instead of complaining and moving on, why don't we contact that writer, leav
Overview and InterviewBig news: Volume 4 pencils are DONE!Overview and Interview9 months ago in Personal More Like This
That means it's time to catch up a bit. I have a big sack of stuff to share, so I think it's best to split them into several posts over the next couple of weeks. Better than one unwieldy Frankenpost.
So what's wandering your way?
A tempting Volume 4 Sneak Peek (of course.) With a couple of art tips wedged in there.
Shout out to one of the zaniest, funnest, most dynamic comics I've ever come across.
VANISHED! The story of Graphicly and why DK e-books are scarce at present.
Realm- the unseen concept that gave birth to Dreamkeepers.
And what's the story with Story?
I've found myself giving advice on the topic lately, and there seem to be a range of misconceptions floating around out there- some of them harmful to aspiring creators. While I don't have the time currently to draft a treatise, I plan to start sharing a stray thought or two- and figured I'd begin by posting some parables
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Drawing Contest and Easy Points Raffle! CLOSED!Drawing Contest Topic: Drawing my Original Characters together!Drawing Contest and Easy Points Raffle! CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline:Contest is over. Results on Tuesday, the 26th!</b> http://wwp.eastern-standard-time.com/
Guidelines for participants~ </b>
Your submission can be done in any drawing media (traditional, digital, mixed)
Please do not change or alter their genders without permission.
You can enter a maximum of three pieces
Send me a note or comment here with a link to your entry, and I'll add it to the entries folder. (I will not go searching for it)
You're free to submit your entry to any group you want
Drawing more than one character is what this contest is all about!
(Though please only draw Rion with Haru, or Arco with Vesper)
Please link to this journal in your contest entry's description!
The entry must be made specifically for the contest! (You cannot use previous deviations for the entry)
Q: Can Rion and Harus hoodies be down, or selves pulled up?
30 Day Monster boy Challenge List1. Harpy30 Day Monster boy Challenge List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
6. Spider boy
7. Plant boy
11. True Monster
13. Insect boy
15. Dragon/Reptile boy
21. Canine boy
22. Feline boy
24. Multiple Limbs
25. Favorite Monster boy
26. Favorite Monster boy Character
27. A Truly Gruesome boy
28. A Group of Monster boy Together
29. A Monster boy and His Significant Other
30. Celebrate Monster boy!
A twist on the original idea.
How to write a copyright infringement LetterLeft brain hemisphere:How to write a copyright infringement Letter7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
To: __________________(art thief's name/company)
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)
I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed
Ask the Characters Program: Des, Iluzis, and GeorgHello, fellow group members!Ask the Characters Program: Des, Iluzis, and Georg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let me apologize for how long it took me to answer the last rounds of interviews. I was very busy and could not sit down with the characters to bring them your questions.
But we are back aboard again. And we will be doing a triple wamy! That's right! Decided to do the last three on the main lists together!
Now, a small piece of advice, before asking a question check to see if someone has already asked it. I am getting very simliar questions and I have been answering them all the same, but it would make it easier if I didn't have to repeat answers. Not to mention, you can take the time to ask something that has not been asked. So, just watch out for that.
I also want to thank you all for participating! I am certainly getting more support for this than I had thought, which is awesome! So, thank you all for that and for your patience with me.
On a quick note, you can expect the next chapter of Doas fairly soon. Either by this weekend, or by ea
How to embed videos in your DeviantART journalThe DA code.How to embed videos in your DeviantART journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to combine the YouTube code and the DA code.
1: So here is a YouTube Video link!
2: This is what you want to look for:
3: You then transfer "H-TxFFJM48I" into the DA code:
And this is how it should look!
Again make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to find the code
Sometimes your code will look like this, hard to find! Well I've highlighted the code so it's easier for you to find!
Here is the screen shot of it.
And sometimes your code will come up without a whole load of numbers and letters following on after it!
So here is a screen shot of it.
Character descriptionsPOLISH VERSION: http://kyoux.deviantart.com/journal/gt-OC-s-polish-264761249Character descriptions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Author notes available regarding Nivan and Marcin at the beginning of chapter one of Echoes of the Past*
A few facts about my Original Characters:
Birthday: July 23 [Leo]
Build: normal, large well-built shoulders and muscular arms.
Posture: sometimes slightly hunched, chillin', but more often stiff and confident. [he has the tendency to raise his chin and look at people from above - an arrogant remnant from the old days].
Style of dress: sporty and loose. Normally cool printed sweatshirts, which hide tight boxer style tee shirts, jeans, often with lowered crotch. Always rainbow-coloured socks. Prefers dark colours which he combines with very inte
Anatomic Help Right Now!!Hola hola gentucilla!!.Anatomic Help Right Now!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A la luz de los resultados obtenidos en mi encuesta de "Qué parte del cuerpo humano os cuesta dibujar más" he estado recolectando información de diversos tomos de anatomía artística que tengo de dicha asignatura y os las paso para que os sirva de ayuda a la hora de dibujar la figura humana. Son todos libros prestigiosos y que, seguramente, conoceréis. Os pondré los links de las láminas que más interesantes me han parecido de cada parte del cuerpo y al final la biografía. Así que ahí vamos!
1. Manos: http://imageshack.us/g/28/bammes17.jpg/
2. Pies: http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822682/
3. Cabeza: http://img3.imageshack.us/g/bammes02.jpg/
4. Torso: http://imageshack.us/g/256/bammes31.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/g/1/9822723/
5. Brazos: http://img593.imageshack.us/g/bammes10.jpg/
6. Piernas: http://img829.imageshack.us/g/bammes01.jpg/
Los manuales son los siguientes:
1. Gottfried BAMMES- Der
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More points to give away <3
10x100 points to 10 lucky deviants
2x100 points to 2 random deviants I choose that commented here <3
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know you're in!
Good luck! I will pick the 10 winners (100 each) with random.org and 2 myself, 2x100 ) = 12 winners :3
Deadline: 7th January '13 same as my other points give away journal: http://fav.me/d5qdo8q < you may join both of course!
Much love from my piggies!
I want to thank Garficar for his donation of 200 points! <3
And also I want to say thank you for all the nice comments for Booboo
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in