Still Life Stills Features: DessertWe had breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, now it's finally time for dessert!Still Life Stills Features: Dessert2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
November Feature: Food! Food! Food!Some recent favourites of mine from both people and groups i watch that i thought so good needed more more recognition for either it's photography and/or creativeness or just pure nom.November Feature: Food! Food! Food!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is not often I feature savoury food as well as sweet as sweet is where my passion has always been so make the most of it
283 Burger and Chips by DistortedSmileMust Love Coffee by Squiddgee7734Oreo Pumpkin Tarts by melijan
Cocos hearts by Chamandra
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Still Life Stills Features: SteakFeature suggested by MintChocoFusion Got to say it was a tough one, it can be very hard to make steak look particularly attractive however these photo's captured steak wonderfully.Still Life Stills Features: Steak2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: JamThis week we feature jam and marmalade. Jam is also known as jelly in some places and is a very versatile thing. Not only is it good for toast but I find great for baking for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and cheesecakes,Still Life Stills Features: Jam2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: BreadLast week I featured jam so naturally I just had to feature bread this time!Still Life Stills Features: Bread2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Still Life Stills Features: MintStill Life Stills Features: Mint2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional and Digital art are both completely different mediums, able to create the same product. It is possible to paint a beautiful, watercolor-like painting digitally, as well as achieve the cleanliness and color options of a digital piece traditionally. Therefore, using one or the other to express ourselves creatively is, just like many things in life, just an option. People may have personal, sometimes even illogical reasons for using one or the other and that's fine. Today, however, I'm a cheerleader for the "traditional side", and I offer you 5 reasons to do it traditionally!
1. Oh the wonderful smell of art supplies > I'm not talking about the toxic smell that come painting techniques require, of course. Rather about the feeling you get when entering a huge art supply store, touching all those brand new pencils and tubes
Igne oyasi. The art of oyaThis entry is only a brief introduction to a craft I recently found: Turkish needlework or the art of oya.Igne oyasi. The art of oya1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It is native to the town of Nallihan (in the province of Ankara), in the way of the ancient Silk Road, and still remains largely unknown out of Turkish borders.
Izmir Ethnography Museum (2014)
Younger generations still wear jewellery or accessories decorated with such motives, but the craft itself –as is often the case- has been on the brink of disappearing, now being taught in community centres, trade schools for girls and universities.
Silk thread by Tony Hisgett, via Wikimedia Commons
Materials used are inexpensive, except perhaps for the silk thread (which does not need to be stiffed), as only straight needle and scissors are required. Nowadays, due to price, cotton and polyester
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
PE: Textured brushesThis article is an introduction to textured brushes in digital art painting. I'll cover making your own brushes as well as the use of textured brushes. You'll also find some great art and brush sets at the end of this article. This is my first time writing for projecteducate, so I hope you'll find this helpful!PE: Textured brushes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textured brush vs. texture
First of all, what is a textured brush? And why should you bother with it when you can just slap a nice texture over your painting to make it look more interesting?
Alright, let's start at the beginning. "Textured brush" is a brush created out of a texture, so basically a texture in brush-form. Whether it's made with help of a pre-existing image (see texture above) or some wild scribbling on your tablet (like the example brush above) doesn't matter. Texture + select + define brush = texture
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
Cherry Biscuit CakeThis cake is rather easy to make and doesn't need much experience.Cherry Biscuit Cake3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But keep in mind when I am talking of cup I mean a real cup and not an unit for measurement!
Better start with a smaller cup if you are not sure how much dough you will get at the end.
It needs to fit into the baking sheet, otherwise it could end with a mess ;)
Mix the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and oil until you get a smooth dough. Blend the soda or sparkling water completely afterwards.
Add the dough to a fatted baking sheet and let it bake for about 25min at 170°C (air circulation enabled) until it gets a light tanning.
Bring the sour cherries with the juice of two jars to the boil. Keep the juice of the third jar for later.
Mix the custard powder with a bit of the cherry juice(until it is all liquid and there are no lumps left). Optionally you can add a bit of sugar as well. I never do though.
Once the cherries boil add the custard powder and let it all thicken.
My SAI KeybindingsI've been meaning to write down my current keybindings for a while. They're mostly only left in my muscle-memory whenever I lose them... Now they'll be here too.My SAI Keybindings8 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are for SAI, but I use similar ones in any other program that allows it. They're set up so the ones I tend to use together are comfortable for my hand to switch between.
Oh, and I have tiny hands so these will very much reflect that too. : )
You may notice a lot of emphasis on selection tools here... Since I often work with clean lineart in my drawings, that's the natural approach for someone like me. For others, I imagine this will be more about the actual keybindings rather than the function they're assigned.
I highly encourage anyone to experiment and find what works for them. It can save you a bunch of time in the long run, as well as make your workflow far more smooth! I hope seeing my setup can inspire someone out there to customize theirs too.
Tools don't make the art, but using them properly can ease the process
FREE GIVEAWAY 200 Members/Watchers (2015) Ended(Update: It's time to vote! guys! https://www.random.org/)FREE GIVEAWAY 200 Members/Watchers (2015) Ended2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Are you excited for another free giveaway? I think you do. The Group has reach 200 members/watchers I'm glad you guys :'D.
For the members who join :IconPPG-Art: thank you for everything and for those who didn't join yet join! every 100 members/watchers
there will be giveaways so don't miss a thing. And we have a new Contributor in our group that would like to help us with the prizes.
without any further or due let's start shall we.
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1. Join The :IconPPG-Art: Group if you did you now can skip step one.
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Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you are all candying it up!Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gaaa, thank you everyone for entering! I never had this many entries before, over double from the last request raffle! ;v; So I will be picking two winners instead of one~
The gods of random.org has decided the winners!
Congrats, guys! I will be contacting you once Halloween is over. Cause...you know....candy coma recovery time....
As for everyone else, thanks again. <33 It will be a while till my next raffle, stick around till then! ;v;
AMG IT'S A REQUEST RAFFLE AGAIN.
I don't know why I am doing this. It's probably cause I only had 4 hours of sleep in these pass 3 days and I'm not thinking straight and I still need to cook dinner for my family. I am an indentured servant to my parents.
OH AND I HAVE A TON OF NEW WATCHERS. Hi!
SO YEAH. THAT.
So I am giving out a free sketch. It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now. I'll randomly pick who it is on H
Nom Nom #10Nom Nom #103 years ago in Art Features More Like This
OC Interview: RKRF version1. Pick one to four original charactersOC Interview: RKRF version9 months ago in Personal More Like This
2. Share this with your friends!
3. Have fun!
1. What is your real name?
To be honest, all our names are kind of ridiculous.
What kind of name is Blush?? (//sawb)
Well, unlike you poor souls, MINE IS --
[Bullet; Green] Don't listen to him. Bleach's name was pulled out of his mom's butt when they saw his hair.
2. What is your surname?
[Bullet; Red] ... //cries
[Bullet; Red] We already have ridiculous first names -- I don't--
[Bullet; Green] (pats Burr's back) Welp, our last names are apparently Momo.
[Bullet; Red] CAN I JUST SAY THAT WE'RE ONLY USING JOMO'S LAST NAME FOR LEGAL REASONS
[Bullet; Blue] Yeahhh, considering we aren't blood-related, we
Superb Owl Sunday!This feature is now closed to further suggestions! Please check out the wonderful art that has been submitted; each one of them is a gem! Please fave this journal if you enjoyed itSuperb Owl Sunday!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! It's SUPERBOWL SUNDAY in the United States today! Now, I don't care too much about sports, and I'd rather spend a nice Sunday afternoon outside watching birds than sitting with people spilling nachos and yelling at the TV. So, let's shake up the concept of "SuperBowl" a bit and turn it into ...
SUPERB OWL SUNDAY
This blog is a feature of superb owl art and photography! The catch was that you could not suggest yourself -- you had to suggest someone else's work to be featured!
Still Life Stills Features: NutellaThis weeks feature is suggested by :icondmwdisney29: An excellent choice as Nutella is an amazing ingredient to bake with! Enjoy!Still Life Stills Features: Nutella2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Clip Studio PAINT up to 70 % discount![EXPIRED]Clip Studio PAINT up to 70 % discount![EXPIRED]5 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Hello there people!
This is probably comparable to advertising, but I think this is something worth looking into, especially if you are an aspiring manga artist. This is something you shouldn't miss out!
CELSYS Inc has a special campaign, which gives you a chance to buy Clip Studio PAINT (aka Manga Studio in western circles) manga drawing program for incredible discount! This special offer is running for 5 days, trough March 12th Thursday to March 17th Tuesday 17:00 (JST: Japan Standard Time).
The special offer has expired!
Check out yourself by following this link: http://www.clipstudio.net/en
Why should you care?
Clip Studio PAINT is a professional manga drawing software that makes it easy to create your own manga pages and illustrations. You won't find quite as specialized tools for creating manga from any othe
Sing Me A Swan Song ContestMy very first Literature Only contest...Sing Me A Swan Song Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sing Me A
Wanna hear about it? :icontrollface:
Okay... calm the fuck down.
For those who don't know, allow me to explain...
What is a Swan Song?
"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.
What I'm looking for...
First of all, a Swan Song does not mean that your entry must be strictly related to Swans. Swan Song in itself is a
(Closed) Design ChallengeWe're all set and done! Please allow some time for judging to be complete- a few of the judges including myself may have prior obligations.(Closed) Design Challenge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*Prizes donors needed! If you would like to donate a prize to this contest (be it llama's, watches, points, art, etc.), anything at all- no matter how small- simply leave a comment or send me a note. Donors may also enter the contest, and will be featured by myself.
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Hello, guys! Allow me to just jump right into things. Please make sure you read everything. If you have any questions, just ask. I recommend watching me for at least the journals, for I will be updating this frequently will prize changes, additions, etc. ^-^~
Start: July 17, 2012
End: October 31, 2012 (Extensions can be given if needed.)
-To design a character (full-bodied, or waist-up-no portraits