TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
DIGITAL MEDIA: Tutorial for soft cell shading by ~getty Digital Painting Tutorial by `Dianae Coloring Skin Tutorial by ~sleckt
TRADITIONAL MEDIA: :thumb153461491:
Hair shading tutorial by *KirameKirai Tutorial: Coloring Hair by *Curryuku Hair Coloring Tutorial by =Popo-Licious Realism Tutorial by ~yumixHair Coloring Tutorial by ~MissNysha How to paint anime-styled hair by ~getty
Tutorial for how to paint eyes by ~getty An Anime Eyes Tutorial by ~joulee Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by =sanguisGelidus
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
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PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.PE: Contrast in Digital Art2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
(The colours labelled as 'primary' are the primary colours in the RGB colour model. Primary colours of the CMYK colour model are cyan, magenta and yellow.)
Adoptables, Writing an Artist's DescriptionA Good DescriptionAdoptables, Writing an Artist's Description2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Concerning adoption, a good description is always needed. It informs the purchaser about everything they need to know about the character and the adoption itself.
Basics of a Good Description:
Use proper grammar
A lot of deviants are *not* native english speakers and all the english they know is what they have been taught in school so try to use proper grammar. Talking and writing are not the same thing, 'your' and 'you're' do not mean the same thing and should *not* be written in the same way. Some mistakes or 'typos' can always happen, but as long as most of your writing is correct, the odd mistake is forgivable.
Unless you're a writer working on a stream of consciousness, periods and commas are not optional. (And remember that the first letter after a period is always capitalized)
No walls of text
Writing every sentence after the other without leaving spaces ever so often is
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So what is the alternative?
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Aus Fehlern lernenWer aus seinen Fehlern nichts lernt, gilt (zu Recht) als dumm. Wer aus seinen Fehlern lernt, kommt besser weg.Aus Fehlern lernen4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wirklich schlau ist aber, wer aus den Fehlern anderer lernt!
Ich denke, dass es mich als Schreiber durchaus weitergebracht hat, nicht nur meine Lieblingsbücher zu analysieren, um zu verstehen, warum sie mir so gut gefallen, sondern auch einen Blick auf das Gegenteil zu werfen. Wenn mich ein Buch so ankotzt, dass ich es weglege, muss das Gründe haben. Und diese Gründe sollte ich dann bei meinem eigenen Schaffen berücksichtigen und nicht versehentlich auf die gleiche Art schreiben.
Ich bin an sich ein geduldiger Leser. Es passiert sehr selten, dass ich ein Buch abbreche. Genau genommen ist es, sofern ich nichts vergessen habe, überhaupt erst acht Mal passiert. Dies sind die acht unrühmlichen Fälle:
1. Alfred Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz
2. Max Frisch: Homo faber
3. Hermann Hesse: Der Steppenwolf
4. Thomas Mann: Die Buddenb
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
How to Paint Like Alex RiesOver the last year or so, I have created a series of tutorials for PSDTuts+.How to Paint Like Alex Ries5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some of these are paid content, and a few are available for free! Here are some links for anyone interested.
Creating a Robot - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-combat-robot/?search_index=2
Designing an Alien Floatplane - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/futuristic-extra-terrestrial-seaplane/?search_index=3
Designing Near Future Scifi Tech - http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/technical-illustration-satellite/?search_index=5
Sharing this because people need to know.http://cryptcrawler.deviantart.com/art/CA-Org-TAD-Are-Stealing-Artist-Royalties-357909498Sharing this because people need to know.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Disgusting behavior by a business that should know better.
Clients ripping of artists is bad enough, but artists ripping off artists is rock bottom, unforgiveable.
Horse Conformation CategoriesUse these guidelines to gauge your own horse's conformation. Maybe he'll be a perfect 5, or maybe he'll be that old nag that's got the sloping back and gangly legs. Either way, all you need is a good side view picture of your horse standing still and you can accurately guess which category he falls into.Horse Conformation Categories10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you're not sure, contact us (with a link!) and we'll gladly let you know!
Very poor conformation
Very good conformation
1. No balance or very skewed proportions. Terrible muscle structure. Short, stubby neck and boxy head. Vertical shoulder. Offset knees or deformed knees. Uncentered cannons and broken pasterns. Toes pointing outward or inward. Low, round, or flat withers. Narrow chest or uncharacteristically wide chest (causes feet to splay out and upsets gait). Swayback or very long back. Uncentered hocks, camped out/camped under, or post legged.
2. Horse possesses bad ba
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_12 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
PE: Background tutorials The Background tutorials you shouldn't missPE: Background tutorials5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list!
DRAWING GRASS AND TREES
How to deal with criticism?Hi everyone! I'm Megan, but I guess you can call me Bunny. I usually go by that. Anyway, I'm one of the new admins here-I'm so super excited to be here, and be able to help this wonderful group. Today I'm just going to make a little blog about how to deal with criticism. Especially as artists, we all get it. So, I'll try and help. ♥How to deal with criticism?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Listen up. Figure out whether the criticism is constructive or simply rude. If criticism could be helpful, lend all ears and try to learn from it instead of getting defensive.
2. Respond calmly. Be respectful no matter what, and thank someone if the feedback is useful. If the critique is uncalled for (that story you wrote was crap!), kill 'em with kindness. A simple smile makes you the bigger person.
3. Don’t take it personally. Try to remove yourself from the situation and focus on what’s being critiqued.
4. Keep on keepin' on. Remember that the criticism represents just one person’s point of view. Know what your strengths are a
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.PE: Anthro Art Tutorials2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by ~algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
HTML-Befehle auf DeviantArtDieses kleine HTML-Tutorial soll euch grundlegende HTML-Befehle zeigen, mit denen ihr euren Journals und Kommentaren mehr Pepp verleihen könnt.HTML-Befehle auf DeviantArt4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Die Liste ist zwar noch nicht ganz vollständig, ich versuche sie allerdings stetig zu erweitern.
Einige der Befehle sind leider Premium-Usern vorbehalten. Diese werden mit einem gekennzeichnet.
<b>Text</b> = Text
<i>Text</i> = Text
<u>Text = Text
<sub>Text = Text
<sup>Text = Text
Etwas kleinerer Text:
<small>Text = Text
Zitat: <blockquote>Text = Text eines anderen Autors
= Text linksbündig (Standard)
= Text mittig
= Text rechtsbündig
= Text im Blocksatz
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
PayPal-Commissioners' October FeaturePayPal-Commissioners Monthly FeaturePayPal-Commissioners' October Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are a group dedicated to exposing artists who are accepting or in need of Commissions with Paypal-based payments. We hope to also serve as a consolidated database of artists accepting these commissions, for the ease of potential buyers.
Every month, %PayPal-Commissioners chooses 10 members at random--or those who are suggested by other members and deviants--to feature in a news article.
Inspired by music, friends, and day-to-day observations
Aspires to own her own business some day, to make a living doing what she loves
Prefers working in color
Enjoys drawing manga/anime-esque styled human or furry characters, however has the ability to draw more realistic animals and monster
CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-Five days remaining!CONTEST! With 2400 Points For 1st~ -UPDATED-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you are in the middle of working on it but need a couple days after the deadline to finish it up, you may send me a WIP and I will still accept it.
OKAY, so here's the info for my first contest~!
The overall contest theme will be several (not all) of my OCs. Before I get started with the info pertaining to that, I'd like to lay down the prizes and the rules for the contest:
Please note: If you would like to help contribute with prizes I would be extremely grateful. If you're interested in helping, please note me what you're willing to do, whether it's points, art, or even just a feature. You may still participate in the contest if you are offering prizes.
A 1 year premium membership OR 2400 points.
A fullbody piece of your choice drawn by me.
A month's feature on my front page.
An art feature from =Ren-Yangze (She will feature five of the winner's pieces from their gallery)
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
Miku Course!Hey Guys,Miku Course!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The course is now finished, and here are all the parts I will endeavour to combine this into a phat PDF and hopefully present it better heh!
Part 1: Choosing my Girl http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1570029&postcount=1
Part 2: Drawing my Girl http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1571907&postcount=47
Part 3: Building a Base http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1579569&postcount=74
Part 4: Sculpting Miku's Head http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1582345&postcount=83
Part 5: Posing Miku's Body http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1587975&postcount=100
Part 6: Miku's High Poly http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1591423&postcount=108
Part 7: Miku's Retopo: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1598822&postcount=115
Part 8: UVW & Baking Miku: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1604432&postcount=126
Part 9: Textures! http://www.polycount.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1615965&postcount=141
PE: What to Do with a Premium MembershipPE: What to Do with Your New Premium MembershipPE: What to Do with a Premium Membership7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What's that? A little * has replaced my beloved ~ next to my username! What happened, and what can I do with it?!
Relax, dear reader, for you have achieved a step to making your life only slightly easier on deviantART! Getting a premium membership opens you up to many more possibilities to fill your time on this green website.
If you have a premium membership, there may be a couple of reasons why. One is the obvious reason: you bought one.
Right at the top of your screen - under the "Shop" drop-down list - is a directory that leads you to the premium membership.... buying page.
There's also another button right next to the "Shop" that does the same thing
You could have also been gifted one by another generous deviant!