:: About Yaroslav and Sif ::Hello guys!:: About Yaroslav and Sif ::4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still collecting all works involving Yaroslav and Sif. Please keep in mind that English isn't my native language. But I will try my best to develop their story.
Also, huge thanks to my best friend and co-author :iconkimir-ra: We combined our worlds and created a new exciting story!
Yaroslav is one of the four ancient gods who once took a part in creating a world, where Taho rules for now.
Yar is responsible for the destruction of worlds, which are listed as 'finished their life'. He is often assists at the wars and cataclysms, which foreshadow the destruction of worlds. His has stealthy and quiet character, he is silent and rarely seen in anger.
He has no magic as such, excluding congenital peculiarities - his presence has a detrimental effect on every creature. All who are close to him die sooner or later. Therefore, Yaroslav lives alon
Signature Labs Librarians Pack #9The SL Librarians are proud to offer you another great resource packSignature Labs Librarians Pack #92 years ago in Personal More Like This
96 Backgrounds 119 C4Ds
19 Fractals 6 PSDS
64 Renders 41 Textures
PS Styles, Brushes, Patterns
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
Fakemon plushie design contest!!!!IT'S THE FAKEMON DESIGN CONTEST OF THE CENTURYYYYYY!!!!I wish…Fakemon plushie design contest!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OPEN Jan 7th to Feb 7th
I would love everyone to participate in this!! ^_^ Because winning design will be made into a plush! And there will be points! MANY points!!
What is this contest thingy?
This is a Fakemon (fake Pokemon) design contest! I would like you to design some fakemon (up to 3 entries per person)!!
What are the prizes?
First place: I will make your design into a plush, and feature your design on my front page for a month! You will also win 400 points!
Runners up x3: Design featured on my page and 200 points each!
How do I enter?
Draw an original fakemon and LINK the drawing to this journal page Your entry/entries will be featured on my profile page for the duration of the contest. You may submit up to 3 entries. Please include the following in the artist's comments:
~Name and type of the fakemon
~A few senten
Color Inheritance in a Nutshell for the HARPGColor Inheritance in a Nutshell for the HARPGColor Inheritance in a Nutshell for the HARPG5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A list of key terms and definitions has been provided at the end of the document, you may need to keep referencing that as you read this article. Words or phrases that may be new to you have been bolded for your convenience, and a fun little activity can be found at the end to reinforce what you will learn today.
The chart for Figures 1-4
Table of Contents
Mythology and Mutations
How to Make a Baby
Crafts and Chromosomes
Key Terms and Definitions to Know
Mythology and Mutations If I were to ask what horse color you thought was the most common, what would you say? Bay, Black, Chestnut? Grey? Yes I said, Grey. Before you throw your hands up, I realize those of you following genetics understand that Grey is actually a Pattern, and if not, now you know. But for the sake of this story, its a color : )
When I think of a Grey horse, I think of a Lipizzaner. While the vast majo
How To Use The Motion Book ToolA versatile powerhouse of a creation device, Madefire’s Motion Book Tool can be used to make an variety of digital creations, ranging from simple print-style books to complex, dynamic Motion Books that leap off the screen.How To Use The Motion Book Tool9 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Simple: The Page-by-Page Experience
Creating comics, graphic novels, or other works in a classic page-by-page format is a simple, three-step process with the Motion Book Tool.
Step 1: Open the Motion Book Tool
Step 2: Click "Upload Assets" and upload your created pages
Step 3: Create a new project, and put your pages in the project in order
Step 4: Upload to deviantART!
Professional: Storytelling in Motion
At its full capacity, the Motion Book Tool is designed with the professional in mind: powerful enough to handle whatever your imagination can create. Because it’s professional-grade software, the Tool can be advanc
CONTEST TIME + entriesWe can't afford to lose any more timeee, SO ONE TWO, HERE WE GO.CONTEST TIME + entries3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What you have to do:
Draw a picture with any of my characters according to the theme given. You can add more than one if you like, and you can also throw in any other existing characters in there if you feel like it, even your own OCs, as long as at least one of mine is present. Bob interacting with Batman? Sure why not, go ahead.
Your theme is "Time".
I wanted something that had to do with the calendar, but that wasn't as boring as "draw a picture based on a season". Yes it's very abstract and may sound challenging, but it leaves you to interpret it in any way you want. Steal the white rabbit idea for all I care. xD
To make it slightly more interesting (and well... the thought doesn't always come through so it's for your own good, really. xD) I want you to add some kind of explanation in the picture's disciption and explain why it fits the theme.
When you're done, send me the link either
PE: Preproduction is Key!Surprise! Contrary to what rydi1689 announced, I'm here to deliver one final article on Manga & Anime week! And it's pretty huge... prepare yourselves.PE: Preproduction is Key!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Special thanks to my partner in crime, J-Cleo, for helping me write this!
Creating manga is quite daunting as a project. You have to worry about so many things and prepare for unforeseen problems. While I don’t claim to be an expert on the field, I can at least share with you my experiences while on a quest to create my own manga.
Bear in mind, this guide is geared towards individuals serious about entering the field or wanting to create a well-developed story. That doesn’t mean you can’t use this advice if you’re a hobbyist (more power to you!) but this focuses on taking it that extra step.
The Story Concept
The first thing you need should be obvious: the concept, or idea, for your story. This could be something you’ve had in your mind for a while, a sud
PINKLIGHTNING SWAG-TESTHey guys!! I've finally made my video for you all to view!!PINKLIGHTNING SWAG-TEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please watch this for information concerning the NOW available Pinklightning Swag-test event!!
Only 2 entries per person!
You don't have to change your markings to anything cool
Pinklightning fan dressups are always welcome
Anything Pinklightning related will get you extra points
LIGHTNING BOLTS LIGHTNING BOLTS PLEASE (jk its optional)
Please don't copy others works!
ENTRIES CAN BE FOUND HERE
Any questions or concerns please message me personally or comment on here.
QUESTION: whens the deadline?
ANSWER: That will be determined when I get at least 5 people to post images
This will be a longer contest because I want people to have time to work on it seeing as school has started up for everyone!
QUESTION: I think I might try my hand at this? c:
A quick question though, is it important that we make like, a really detail
HERE ARE THE BRUSHES I USE!Since I get asked "What brushes do you use?" quite a lot, I decided to post 'em here in hopes that folks will see 'em, download 'em and spread the word. I use the dry media and watercolor ones quite a bit lately.HERE ARE THE BRUSHES I USE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DOWNLOAD BRUSHES HERE!
Don't let this short list fool you, there are TONS MORE of Nagel sets available for free online, just google them. There are a few brushes in my arsenal that I can't share since they are proprietary brushes from studios that I worked at, but they aren't anything more sophisticated than what the Nagels can do.
Also, I am 99.9% this is where the rake brush came from:
Photoshop Custom Brushes
I hope this helps! Go get 'em and PLAY!
In personal life news, I am in the thick of convention season. APE was a few weeks ago, CTN-X is in a week and a half, then it's the Ba
Artist Block and New YearsWell actually it's not much of an artist block as a lack of motivation. Like, I know I've got gift and adoptables to do but I'm just not feeling it.Artist Block and New Years1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I always make excuses not to do stuff and it's sooooo frustrating to me and those who are waiting I'm sure.
I haven't been eating as healthy as I usually do and not exercising due to slight depression and anxiety. Tomorrow is looking promising though. Hopefully, this year I will be able to get it together and stuff
OH! Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Thank you to everyone!
Happy New year to~
Tapastic Winterfest!The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:Tapastic Winterfest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.
The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of Tapastic.com
❖ A black and wh
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
Red Velvet Textures by RockStockRed Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
PE: Pixel Art TutorialsSo you have discovered the wonderful world of pixel art and want to create your own But you don't know where to start or what techniques you might need to learn. This article will give you some tips and tutorials to help you on your way. Some links in this article do go off-site, as a warning.PE: Pixel Art Tutorials3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do I need a special program?
No! Something as simple as Microsoft Paint, Paint Shop Pro or the Gimp, all of which are free, are all you need to start with pixel art. Well, that and a mouse/touchpad (and a computer ). Photoshop can be used to pixel as well, but it is costly, so unless you plan to use Photoshop for a multitude of digital media, it isn't the best investment for pixel art.
Free downloads of MS Paint and Paint Shop Pro can be found here: http://www.bunnystick.com/tdlc.html
What are some useful Pixel techniques?
When it comes to shading, both dithering and anti-aliasing (often called AA-ing) are your best
Point/Money Commission (maybe) Prices .NOT OPEN.COMMISSION PRICES YEAH WOO criesPoint/Money Commission (maybe) Prices .NOT OPEN.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
.Anthro/furry. 200 or 2.00 USD
.Feral. 100 or 1.00 USD
+ Shading. 50 or 0.50 USD
+ Extra character. 100 or 1.00 USD
.Anthro/furry. 500 or 5.00 USD
.Feral. 400 or 4.00 USD
+ Shading. 100 or 1.00 USD
+ Extra character. 200 or 2.00 USD
.Anthro/furry. 700 - 1200 or 7.00 USD - 12.00 USD (depending on character complexity)
.Feral. 500 [Points] - 1000 [Points] or 5.00 USD - 10.00 USD (depending on character complexity)
.Both. 1000 [Points] - 1500 [Points] or 10.00 USD - 15.00 USD
(These will only be done with chibi/cartoony style. You choose your background or tell me what you like.)
.Anthro/Furry. 400 [Points] or 4.00 USD
.Feral. 200 [Points] or 2.00 USD
+200 [Points] or 2.00 US
hahahah i diedThis is so amazing i had to share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61UfGg6sf8Ihahahah i died1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can't say you can't!As a child I was a bright student, always used to grab among the first 3 positions in my class, teachers used to love me (I was never a teacher's pet though) and my mom and dad (specially dad) supported me with his heart and soul. We always have guidance/influence from others in some way or the other. I was fortunate enough to get them I guess. But there comes a time in your life where you need to move alone and build your own responsibilities, you need to make your own ways, you need make your own decisions and you need to choose the right path.You can't say you can't!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The world is cruel enough to pull you down every time you want to climb up. But you can't stop there. You have to move on. You can't say you can't!
I have seen a lot of phases in my life in the last 25 years. In deviantART everyone says they like the way I talk to people, the way I treat them and the way I guide them. May be I shouldn't use the word "everyone", perhaps it should be at least most of them says so.
I get a lot of people coming to
Art Contest - *CLOSED*Update 31. October: All entrys added? Contest is CLOSED. (2 People have asked for one more day, they will get out the 31.) Winners will be decided the next 2/3 days. If you got some favorits, Let me know in the comments Under! All entrys can you see here: http://morten-chan.deviantart.com/favourites/56974188Art Contest - *CLOSED*2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 28. Octobe: New entrys added. LAST 2 Days of the Contest, be sure to leave a comment with your entry if thats not done yet!
Update 24. October: New entrys have been added, we have now passed 50 entry's. 6 Days left of the contest!
Update 21. October: New entrys have been added, More then 46 Entrys. 9 Days left of the Contest.
Update 15. October: Lot of new entrys in the Participants list have been added!
Update 6. october: You are allowed to write a story to this contest. Some participants have been added. Photography is also allowed.
Prayer RequestsEDIT 2: i still have a few more... but for now i am going to close them, it is taking a lot of time to get to know all of them. :') Thanks for sharing your stories and praises and pains.Prayer Requests1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I'm getting through these prayer requests one by one... I'm going to respond to all of them, so don't worry. I just really want to pay a lot of attention to each of these. So I'm really sorry if this is taking a long time!!
I saw a couple journals [Blairaptor and lupisvulpes] and what other great way to spread the Word than to take prayer requests? ^.^ There is so much more I could be doing to show God's love over the internet... this is just a really great start, and I really felt I needed to do this too.
So if you need me to pray for you, or your family, or anyone you know or anyone you DON'T know for that matter I will pray for it.
You don't even have to believe in God for me to pray for you, because what's the point of only praying for the people that do? That isn't spreadi
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
How to Stop Planning and Use What You've GotArticle cowritten by ShadowedAcolyte and neurotype.How to Stop Planning and Use What You've Got2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We've chosen to present this in bullets. The first few are ways to tell when your planning has gone too far; the rest are how to get past that.
Featured literature was chosen for its ability to present exposition: good pacing, tantalizing hints, etc.
How do I know I've planned too much?
When you can't hold it all in your head.When you can't explain it without a long-winded summary."So you've planned X. How will you reveal X to the reader?" If you can't immediately think of a good idea, it's probably overplanned.
Volume: how much of your story is world-building/backstory?
Properly spaced, you could get up to 10% world into a story without ruining the book (e.g. for an epic fantasy or something else not set in a place readers will immediately recognize). The rest should be happening now.If the setting is much more familiar—like, Everytown, USA, it could easily be 1% backstory.
Stock and Resources DD Roundup for July 2014:iconelandria:Stock and Resources DD Roundup for July 20149 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DDs given by Elandria
DDs given by PirateLotus-Stock
TEXPAK - 07 [FREE] +50 point premium pack by Atelophobia-GraphicsLama 3 by mrscats
Stock by devious-stockMB 3 by bumimanusiastockstock13 by ArtbyHope
Sunset 1 by wollibearLady Elizabeth Midford 15 by kirileeYunnan05 by alais-stock
DDs given by CelticStrm-Stock
+Starry Sky Tutorial+ by EnijoiHistory Stock by Redherc46Artwork Tutorial - Horse by SarahScala
Bad Willow Cemetery Stock by redwolf518stockMy Brushes by HoustonSharpSeven years drought by petronellavanree
Fantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 26I've been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and Where to Find It - Feature 262 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can't provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I'm sure you'll agree, just click on their deviation.
Seas Stock - Wilsons Promontory by cbidgie Still not Spring II by kuschelirmel-stock Moss way to heaven by DeadHeadStock Giant Fawn Lily 03 by botanystock Moss Rocks by staticnoise winter forest stock by koko-stock Sunset Riverscape by Burtn By the sea 4 by LucieG-Stock Surprise Stock: Virgin River at Zion National Park by SenshiStock Springgrove 18 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock Montain-stock streamy by streamy-stock Soft...... by Arctic-Stock Waterfall11 By Ravenfiendstock by Ravenfiendstock :thumb370341329: