Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P1Hello ladies and gentlemen artists and designers and writers and anyone else who may want a rundown on my take on Women and Armor.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beware: Here be cussin'!
I’m writing this because there is this gigantic upheaval in the comics, video game, Hollywood machine, etc. over how women are portrayed in popular media and I think these themes, themes of women in combat and having to use any sort of armor (or even simply getting dressed for combat) is a subject of major contention. I, for one, and kind of tired of seeing the Panty-plate or exposed important bits and then some dude (or publisher/company) telling me this female character is some sort of fighter.
Now, a little disclaimer before we get started:
While I may pull from sources about this issues and use examples to further my point, I am in NO way bashing someone’s art. Some of these people (mainly dudes) who draw these characters fucking rock. I mean:
Look at that thing. She’s a total badass and I of
How to become a better colorist? Part 2Hey hey,How to become a better colorist? Part 24 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
PE: Learning to paint with deviantArtA lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.PE: Learning to paint with deviantArt3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improve your drawings & sketches
Improve your watercolor painting
Tip of the Day: Mental BlindersSometimes you really have to just shut your brain off after making a good decision and just do it. Too many times we find that we know what to do but just don't do it. Today, come to a decision that is something you KNOW is a good one, then put on the mental blinders and just FOCUS on that task.Tip of the Day: Mental Blinders4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think part of what success I've achieved so far has come from being able to focus on one thing for long periods of time like Forrest Gump.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Teach Me, Senpai! Vol.5- Animated Chat Emoticons Hello! Welcome to the fifth edition of 'Teach Me, Senpai!' here at fella. If you're unfamiliar with what this is, it's essentially a monthly feature of tutorials, made by deviants, explaining individual tasks, which then come together into one whole project. This month, we'll be making an animated chat emoticon!Teach Me, Senpai! Vol.5- Animated Chat Emoticons 10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Pixelling and Shading
Explosion Tutorial 2 by Bad-BloodEmote tutorial: Walking by CookiemagiK
How do I use emotes on dA? by SynfullChat Tutorial #9 - Emoticons by dekorAdum
as always, feedback is appreciated, and feel free to post your results if you try it! have a great week!
Tip of the Day: Understanding what you're doing.Always strive to understand more and more about what you are doing. I tend not to paint anything I don't understand or know how it's supposed to feel.Tip of the Day: Understanding what you're doing.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you paint or draw something that you don't understand, anyone that does understand will know right away that you didn't.
See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Ladies of Genmakoken Contest CLOSEDOkay, kiddos it is contest time again and this time GRAND PRIZE is $200 USD!Ladies of Genmakoken Contest CLOSED11 months ago in Personal More Like This
(prizes will be awarded via paypal)
1st Place $200
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50
4th Place (gathering)
The rules are simple. The contest revolves around the ladies of one of my master projects "Genmakoken Winter" (Project Genma for short). A fantasy, sword, sandals, and sorcery story set in... well a fantasy world. There are many ladies to choose from. Pick the lady
Tip of the Day: Making PlansAlways have a plan. At the very least it's a great start off point. Then look for fate to guide you in the right direction. The best plans are the ones that have room for adjustments.Tip of the Day: Making Plans4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all.
The Perfect Bait http://www.theperfectbait.com
Art thief WARNINGHello my dear fellowsArt thief WARNING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I spotted out a company making profit with stolen artworks, it wasn't that hard though since they are going around on DA with an aggressive self promotion.
The poor quality mess itself is quite fishy but I contacted artist I recognized and he didn't give permission for usage. There are a lot of other artworks I don't know so if you recognize any of the authors please contact them and help with spreading this journal. Aside the online shop there are kickstarter projects and DA group and personal page as well.
You can find all the links below
The only way to stop art thieves is to not buy any of their products, if you want to support your favorite artists buy a print with great quality from the official stores.
World Building Tips(somewhat Nuzlocke Specific)World Building Tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked me about how I world-build and I get a lot of comments about it so I guess... I do pretty well???
So I'm going to attempt to explain my thought-process and process for world-building:
World-building basically comes down to doing your homework.
No seriously- make and fill in a worksheet for yourself (I’ll be posting mine for you guys to use if you want to).
Think it through- all aspects of it. And when you answer your questions, consider the theme of your nuzlocke. Your world and plot should follow the same theme and I think that's how you make it interesting?? Like, don't try to be edgy and interesting- just connect the dots in realistic ways.
In the case of The Fall, it has a pretty distinct dark undertone- so all of my answers had to reflect that, on the surface, things might look okay, but this is canonically a world where there’s one visible police officer/government official who is completely useless and it’
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #44 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got something!
So I made a bunch of videos plus I fav a bunch (mostly SAI but what you see can be translated form program to program). I thought I would be nice and share the ones I've found the most useful and fun to watch. I promise, these videos along with an abundance of tutorials, you won't even know which one to experiment with first!
And this is just the tip of ye old iceberg! When I find more I'll post them.
Have some videos?
Why not drop them in the comments, nyo? I'll take a look and add them to the list! I'll also try to get some more manga Studio stuff up as well.
Manga Studio EX4 Videos:
Sketching and Inking
Painttool SAI Videos:
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 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
Animating in PhotoshopJumping ahead a little bit into using photoshop to animate. Since I noticed....Animating in Photoshop2 years ago in Personal More Like This
some people still need to know some small tricks here and there to make their process faster animating in photoshop.
What this tutorial covers:
1. Animation tool - briefly
2. using layer function to animate
3. 3 passes of rough animation
This is what I do with mine currently.
School or self-teaching?What is the best way to move toward being the most talented, marketable artist you can possibly be? To school or not to school... that is the question.School or self-teaching?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are many many variables to consider. Schools vary broadly in terms of courses offered, quality of education, teaching staff, class size, and cost. Students vary widely in terms of motivation, study habits, interest in their courses, and income level. School can be an easier learning environment than self-teaching if you have a great teacher who is teaching what you want or need to learn. A teacher sets goals and holds you accountable. This arrangement can help maximize the learning experience by providing structure and accountability for the student. However, a student with sufficient motivation and enthusiasm (and internet access) can self-teach very well. One benefit of self-teaching is that you can pick your topics. You can identify your own weak points, or desired skill sets and focus on improving them.
Drawing ResourcesHey people,Drawing Resources5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started this journal because I had been dissatisfied with my art skills so since May 28, 2011, I've been on the hunt for material to help me out. PLEASE NOTE: This journal gets UPDATED! So check back every few months or so for anything new! And if you find something useful, please suggest it! If you have your own collection of resource links, please share them! And if you're browsing this list and encounter a site link that no longer works, let me know.
ANNOUNCEMENT! My journal is becoming too big. So soon in the future, I will be making a PART 2 to this journal. Some of these sections will be moved there, and the ones left behind will be expanded upon!!! Please continue to leave suggestions. Let me know what has helped you out. I would love to know.
UPDATE! December 29, 2014: Instead of making a PART 2, I will be moving all current information found here and will be making all future updates on my website,
TUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring LINEART COLORINGTUTORIAL FEATURE I - Digital Manga Style Coloring3 years 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 JoJoesArt
If you want to share here with us more anime style tutorials just write a comment ^^
That's all, people! [Heart] I hope you will enjoy these features! [Love]
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Notes from a Glen Keane lectureEnjoy! He was such a wonderful and lovely person to listen to and meet. I got to see him draw Tarzan, Ariel and Beast. I got to go to a company event, so he shook my hand signed my Tangled book and chatted about what I did for a living and stuff I been working on.Notes from a Glen Keane lecture4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You want to connect, you want to put your own DNA into the picture and connect.
-Vulnerability. Telling someone who you are. Honestly revealing parts of yourself sincerely. The key to animation is sincerity. Step beyond your walls and share as an artist.
- Animation is the ultimate art form. No other art form will challenge you as much as animation can.
- You always want to be restless, I always had one foot out the door at Disney.
- it is important to not hold back and share all you have to your fellow artists. Got to keep giving it out and trust me it'll pour right back in.
- Drawing is about feeling.
- Conveying an emotion of peacefulness is just trying to capture someone living in that moment.
- Eyes are really key to e
Journal-enchantmentsSo, you want to know how to ENCHANT your journal?Journal-enchantments10 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, here are a collection of codes and tips you can use in your journal, to make it look as pretty as many other journals around deviantART.
How to add images to your journal
< img src="source URL" alt="Image Description" />
remember to remove the spaces in the code when you're using it
The source URL is the URL of the picture you want to include, and the image description will be shown if the image, for some reason, cannot be loaded. Please also don't forget the trailing />. If you forget it, problems like your text not being properly aligned might occur.
Images you wish to place in your journal must be hosted offsite, either on your own webspace, or utilizing one of the image hosting services like Photobucket.com.
If you want to add thumbs from deviantArt, you use the code : thumb#### : to your journal.
You have to replace the #### with the numbers from the deviation URL.
For example: http://www
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
Printing Your Own Doujinshi!I just wrote up a guide based on masaothedog and my own personal experience with printing doujinshi. We've been selling them at anime conventions for over a year, so maybe we can help you. If you are interested in finding out where to turn to print your comic/manga into a book, visit my tumblr.Printing Your Own Doujinshi!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dungeons And Dragons: Basement And DiceDungeons And Dragons: Basement And Dice11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Basements and Dice Playing Dungeons And Dragons Is Not What It Seems
Dungeons and Dragons Antheia AnRaza II
When you think Dungeons and Dragons, you may be inclined to picture a dark basement with broody, antisocial teens whispering spells and incantations over leather-bound tomes.
Perhaps D&D owes its cultural notoriety to the religious backlash against it in the 80s, as well as the over-the-top depiction of fantasy gaming and its players
How to get more exposure for your art.I was recently asked for some advice on getting exposure as an artist. Here's my own advice with personal reasons as to why I suggest them. This is not a post for 'bragging', if you take it that way, then please stop reading *i mean this in the nicest way orz* This is stating facts from my experience. What worked for me and what doesn't work. It shows how my own art has gained exposure throughout the years and how yours can too. I am not a fantastic artist, I know what I'm good at and what I struggle with. I work hard for what I know I can push out and I do it proudly. I hope this post will help you earn more followers and give you a bit of inspiration as well.How to get more exposure for your art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note this applies to all sorts of art !
1. Sign up and share your art on the most popular sites that involve artists as a large portion of the community. Besides the regular FB, Twitter, etc. there are more specific ones:
- DeviantART- FurAffinity (for those who
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of