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 #92 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
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
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #60:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #603 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!
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
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 preparations10 months 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
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
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!!!
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 goals6 months 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
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 ^^
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
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
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]3 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
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journalsArtist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +1 year 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
PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style Basic notions for drawing heads and facesPE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style1 year 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
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
GIVEAWAY! (Closed.)I'm giving away 400 points (total) as a thanks to all of my watchers!GIVEAWAY! (Closed.)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One grand prize of 300, and two runner-up prizes of 50 each.
So how do you enter?
+fav this journal!
You also have to +watch/be watching me.
Post a link to this giveaway in your journal and comment a link to your journal entry advertising this giveaway. THIS IS YOUR TICKET TO ENTRY.
If these three specifications aren't met, you WILL NOT be entered.
How is the winner selected?
DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st, 2013
When you comment here with the link to your journal, I will assign your comment a number.
I will use a random number generator to select the three winners.
I will then assign the three winners numbers 1-3 and use the same random number generator to select the grand prize winner.
When winners have been chosen, I will post a follow-up journal.
WINNERS WILL HAVE UNTIL MARCH 15th TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZES.
That is all!
It's that simple!
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 .
commission informationstatus: fullcommission information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Price: 15$ for a character
outfit design: +5$ for a character
Price: 40$ for a character
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 30$* (only one character for a picture)
*complicated headpiece costs extra
please tell me what emotion you would like me to depict!
waist-up or 3/4
Price: 80$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 120$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +15$ for a character
Friends Feature 16:iconilikeplz: :iconwheeeplz: :iconilikeplz: :iconwheeeplz: :iconilikeplz: :iconwheeeplz: :iconilikeplz: :iconwheeeplz: :iconilikeplz: :iconwheeeplz: :iconilikeplz:Friends Feature 162 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:icondanny7293: Perched by Danny7293 Stare into black by Danny7293
:iconAzizrianDaoXrak: Divination as a Means of Finding a Way Back by AzizrianDaoXrak Totems and Godhood by AzizrianDaoXrak Spirography and the Gift of Pyrokenesis by AzizrianDaoXrak
:iconmissdeb: cotton candy by herooftheheadset come on by herooftheheadset I wish by herooftheheadset
:iconBobcat79: Midnight Orca Fantasy Finished by Bobcat79 Prodigy by Bobcat79 Alaskan Fishing Boat by Bobcat79
:iconannmariebone: :iconsharphotography: :iconalaskagrl:
By the Light of the Moon by AnnMarieBone The Branch by SharPhotography Beautiful View by AlaskaGrl
:icondull-glitter: Traffic Signals by dull-glitter Concerning My Strange Affinity for Scorching Heat by dull-glitter Dormant by dull-glitter
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
Poses by 50 points!Pose study1...girls.Poses by 50 points!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pose study11 by Kate-FoXPose study11...children.
Pose study12 by Kate-FoXPose study12...girls with swords.
Pose study13 by Kate-FoXPose study13...girls.
Pose study14 by Kate-FoXPose study14... anorexic girls... again
Female set by Kate-FoX
How to buy:
Thank you for your attention ^_____~
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: Fail2 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