How to improve your color shading!What up guys! I'll have another painting up later this week but for now, here is another color tutorial, hope this helps some of youHow to improve your color shading!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Watcher Feature #9It takes me a while to put these together, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Distant Gaze by thatasianperson Paint it bright by Colourcloud Green eyed monster by sasyazuzu True Love Waits Kiss by artelizdesouza Practice by Eliwi Diva Behaviour by Cookie-munch winged:requiem by Kuroi-kaosU Devil in the Wishing Well by Implis Lumiere Wallpaper (Finished) by ashestocrows :thumb267
Portfolio- part I... the preparationsSince I'm trying to wake up and writing helps a lot... I decided to split it in parts. It's too much for one entry. Simple fact on my side.Portfolio- part I... the preparations1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: I will move everything into one PDF when everything's done. This is the noob-version for total beginners. The rest: bear the basics.
The preparation can be split into different parts. Each part has to be done, so don't leave out anything and complain later.
1. What kind of job is my goal?
Okay, you decided you want to apply. Somewhere... but "somewhere" doesn't work. Suck it up and make up your mind WHERE you want to apply because that normally also leads to for WHAT POSITION you want to apply. That's basically the same for freelancer/full-time job.
Ask friends or maybe even those who wouldn't pet you on the head every time you show them a crappy doodle where they see you. Look around and check if your desired company needs somebody like you and if you'd actually fit in. Do some research and prepare for a goal company or at least an industry
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #60:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #604 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog: http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-60-263330340
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quick!
Coloring contest! Nine ways to win!Realm-of-Fantasy is helping promote this contest, though we are not hosting it.Coloring contest! Nine ways to win!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is being held by manic-goose
Full blog and details found here: http://manic-goose.deviantart.com/journal/7th-Annual-Coloring-Contest-303570061
I am holding my seventh annual coloring contest from the start of June until September first. This year is special because not only are there great prizes and several ways to win something, but I have six sets of lines available for people to color. Special notes about the contest include the following:
The grand prize winner will get art supplies, enough points for a three month subscription, a dA T-shirt, art requests, features, llamas and more.
There is also a prize given out to a young artist winner, which is someone who is fifteen or younger.
Other prizes will go to a popular vote winner, and a first place winner for each line art.
To see a full list of prizes, click here: --> http://manic-goose.deviantart.com/journal/Coloring-C
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 Drawing2 years 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
Digital Painting 101 [Tutorials]Not too long ago, Lifehacker and Matt Kohr published an excellent guide to Digital Painting for beginners! If you're interested in learning in how to paint or looking how to improve your skills, look no farther! The entire series teaches you the basics, from brushes to erasers! Below is entire series, ready to watch!Digital Painting 101 [Tutorials]4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(also see Photoshop 101)
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 1: Get Started Painting on Your Computer Text Version
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 2: Brushes and Erasers Text Version
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 3: Mixing Paint
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 Improve2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Power Of Tomorrow - Tesla Develops Future TechThe Power Of Tomorrow - Tesla Develops Future Tech3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Power of Tomorrow Tesla Motors Develops
Travel Concept MagLev Driverless Car
Elon Musk might be the most prolific inventor and entrepreneur since Thomas Edison — that’s a somewhat ironic comparison for a man who named his company after Edison’s greatest rival, but there’s some truth to it. Musk has something of a deranged genius persona. He’s known for investing in risky companies like the priv
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journalsArtist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- Artist Info: How to price commissions
- [now reading]
- Client/Buyer info: How to commission an artist
UPDATE: I want to share this link with you all so that you may understand better the types of clients who are out there, and why it's so important to have ToS's and contracts and know when to just say...
Clients From Hell
Also, for more incredible info from professional artist Will Terrell about being a freelance artist, give a watch to this video. It will re-state points made here in this journal and more
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
THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.By being an exceptional artist/animator FIRST. Flash is just a very limited vector-based, digital graphics program. It's just a TOOL, just like pencil and paper. It's the artists using them that bring out its quality.THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an example:
Good luck on your projects!!!
150 points GiveawayHi sweeties150 points Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to celebrate my 1000th fan on facebook and my 5000th watcher on Deviantart.
So, I did this giveaway on facebook:
Enter here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151302908264733&set=a.438295859732.211701.195011449732&type=1&theater
But I also want to give my watchers something:
150 Points Giveaway
How can you enter?
Like this deviation:
Like this journal entry
Post a jounal entry about this journal entry and comment the link below ^^
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
500 POINTS GIVE (CLOSED) WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!:iconkyugami::iconmelody-musique:500 POINTS GIVE (CLOSED) WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stuff and stuff
AND THE WINNER ISSSSS!!!!!
NUMBER 213! Princess-yari !!!!! Thanks to everyone that participated <3
look out for future contests/giveaways/art in general
11) Ambercatlucky2 (11-17)
28) anichan7 (28-38
Rocket: The Second StarBeginning in March 2012, new comic Rocket: The Second Star by creators M. Goodwin and J. Verrall will be released online at rocketcomic.com. Rocket: The Second Star is a science-fiction story for mature readers, about a military engineer who unwittingly becomes the operator of a living weapon designed to rescue Earth.Rocket: The Second Star3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ABOUT THE CREATORS
M. Goodwin is a professional comic artist, professor and giant robot. J. Verrall is a scriptwriter and actor who has previously collaborated with M. Goodwin on several smaller projects, such as world destruction. This is their first major release together.
OH MAN IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING! O_O
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Contest Time! - Contest Folder ClosedThe contest folder is now closed, and you will no longer be able to submit. If you have an entry that was posted on August 1st or earlier, but for whatever reason were unable to get it into the contest folder in time, please send us a note with a link to your entry, and we will add it. You may no longer swap out your contest entry for a new one. Anyone caught trying to cheat this rule will be immediately disqualified.Contest Time! - Contest Folder Closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're now going to be choosing the ten finalists, and there are so many awesome entries I have a feeling we're going to have a tough time! I'm estimating it will take us about a week to choose, and we will then announce the finalists, and you guys get to vote for the winners
If you cannot submit your entry to the contest folder, please send us a note with a link to your entry. We will then request your piece for the gallery. The reason you can't submit is because we have the folder set up so you will only be able to submit once, in order make
Video Tutorial: Creature illustrationVideo Tutorial: Creature illustration3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view my video tutorial of ImagineFX magazine cover illustration (issue 72). Don't forget to "LIKE" or Comment on the interview page if you want to see more of these kinds of vids.
Sending you all positive vibes!
Protesting SOPA ~ January 18th Internet BlackoutDo you like DeviantART? How about YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and much more?Protesting SOPA ~ January 18th Internet Blackout3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then SOPA and PIPA have the power to effect you drastically. These bills will take away your freedom to use the internet and go to the websites you love.
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will not be online.
This applies to everyone! Share this message as much as you can and don't allow your freedoms to be stolen away.
These bills are not dead. Even gigantic websites like Wikipedia and Tumblr are taking part. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't take part; this movement needs you.
Like TimberClipse said...
"A number of people are asking why this is important. It is first off important to remember that one of the reasons I am sharing this on deviantART is dA is one of the websites that SOPA could seriously hurt. As is YouTube. Facebook. Wikipedia.
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
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
How to become a better colorist? Part 2Hey hey,How to become a better colorist? Part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another bunch of hopefully useful advices. I will probably collect it all, make some nice pics and share it as a tut, but don't have a clue when. Probably on my vacation in August.
Wait, I was supposed to get some rest then Oh, well.
Don't be afraid of experimenting! Use overlay and multiply layers over the one you're working on, with different colors to see how it affects the look of your coloring. Use even dodge and burn sometimes, with different ranges (Highlights, Midtones, Shadows etc), but don't overuse it and don't use it as a main tool of your shading. Rather to highlight some element (works well with metal parts) or to add contrast. Use photo filters. Use adjustment layers. Photoshop is a powerful tool! You can be surprised of the result you wouldn't think of on your own. If you're afraid of spoiling your precious drawing, duplicate layers before experimenting or make a snapshot (the icon in the middle on the bottom of History window in PS. Saves a current