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!2 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: 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: 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
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings1 year 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
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings1 year 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
5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way5 Reasons to do it the traditional way1 year 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
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!
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 Keybindings5 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
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
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 oya11 months 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
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.
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates !2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
OC Interview: RKRF version1. Pick one to four original charactersOC Interview: RKRF version5 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
Contest - A dream come true [CLOSED]Updates:Contest - A dream come true [CLOSED]8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
17. aug. Date changed so its easier to understand, and some misspelling fixed.
20. Aug. First participants added to the list.
26. Aug. New entrys added to the list, giveaway link removed.
27. Aug. "Most emotional picture" is changed to "Most Emotional," when this goes for all entrys.
29. Aug. New entrys added to the list.
31. Aug. New entrys added to the list.
11. Sep. New entrys added to the list. One more week added to the contest. Now ends 21. Sept.
17. Sep. New entrys added to the list.
22. Sep. The contest are now closed!
If you havent posted your entry yet, have I given some few more days to do so. As long as you do it before Im choosing the winners.
The second I choose the winners, the possibility to participate is closed.
So be fast!
Art / St
Clip Studio PAINT up to 70 % discount![EXPIRED]Clip Studio PAINT up to 70 % discount![EXPIRED]1 month 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
How to Stock 3- Playing a CharacterWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 3- Playing a Character2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For the third article, I asked Null-Entity, kirilee, and Tasastock all about how to play a character. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
How do I get into character?
:iconNull-Entity: Null-Entity says:
It depends on the shot/character (I have not done many characters yet) but for my "Gent's Last Act" set I imagined an entire scenario with scenes, and simply played it out from start to finish in-front of the camera.
As for shots with Tasastock, it was a matter of thinking of the theme and playing along with it, it helped a lot to play off her!.
:iconkirilee: kirilee says:
If you are wearing a costume, think about where the character wearin
Contest! Prijzen udate! Donaties zijn welkom!! THE NETHERLANDS FAN ART CONTESTContest! Prijzen udate! Donaties zijn welkom!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of het nou je favoriete character uit een game is,
een mooie scene uit een film, een artiest waarvan je de platen helemaal grijs draait of
gewoonweg een persoon waar je tegen op kijkt. Iedereen heeft wel een persoonlijke held(in).
Aan welke criteria moet de inzending voldoen
Fan Art: het uitgangspunt voor deze contest
Medium: digitaal, tekeningen, fotomanipulatie, fotografie (cosplay)
Submissie: één submissie per member in de categorie Fan Art Contest
Beschrijving: zet in de beschrijving van je deelname dat het voor deze contest is
Kwaliteit: besteed er tijd aan en waarborg je eigen kwaliteit
Regels: de standaard regels van The Netherlands
[Bullet; Green] Let op:<
The little things in life Love Is All by MarcoHeisler :thumb170771502: Lucky Colors. by andokadesbois :thumb242746069: Small Beauty by Lady-Tori Shell of a Butterfly by TheSaval candies by AlicjaRodzik Shine by EliseEnchanted The little things by nhuthanh Remedy by incolor16 Bleeding hearts by Healzo absorb. by Camiloo Printemps by fruitpunch1 :thumb202669762: Winter air by bebefromtheblock even cold heart can bleed by Orwald f l y b y e by SaphoPhotographics My heart belongs to you by xOronar dont press ''play'' by StopScreamGraphy Precious by o-kaykay time shows... by addy-ack Try by HealzoThe little things in life2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
33 by CarrotCat37 Fairy tale Wonders by BlackJack0919 Memories by Jules1983 Brought to fantasy by HKoub wait until midnight. by simoendli .day 1 by Subaru7 flowers for you by kyokosphotos cranes II by all17 Lilas . II by Somebody--else Forever Alone by Siilin Never Bloom Again by Obsessed-by Sail the starry seas by a2star Girl's Best Friend by Sarah-BK Heartstrings I by Gosia Two Heartbeats. by xJNFR 15.52 - Bottle of Luck. by dragonfly-oli The Stories Will Blossom by cloduy the odyssey by henwen Vintage by Kezzi-Rose Rainbow Stars by andru89 random afternoon by loLO-o For the magic of books by Bucikah :th
How To Deal With Art Theft...Okay, I have seen a lot of posts about art theft....How To Deal With Art Theft...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a very quick way (48 hours) to deal with this:
1.Go to that page: http://who.is/
2. Enter the web url of the thief website
4. Look at the bottom left of the result page and click on "Is this domain infringing on your copyright?" and follow the instructions....
Cross stitch Christmas FreebiesWelcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.Cross stitch Christmas Freebies4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Aims & How to join + Submission Guidelines +
Advertisements & Links + Facebook Group
I don't know about you but I love Christmas and at this time of year many people make and share festive embroideries, sometimes it's hard to keep up with what's on offer so I decided to make a compilation of what I've found so far - if you find something not on the list feel free to share! I Feel it's important to direct traffic to the sites and so I don't link directly to the patterns but to the page the pattern is linked from.
In some cases not all the patterns you see are Christmas related, but there will always be some
Remember that not all patterns are permanently free - some are limited time only so some links might end up on a "page not found" if you click them too late.
Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you are all candying it up!Request Raffle V! [CLOSED]2 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
Commission Info!SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE!Commission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission status – OPEN!
Commission rates have changed Sept 12, 2014
I draw traditional pencil portraits (graphite or coloured pencils) in various sizes (from ACEO-size to A3):
Subject: personal portrait (one or more people), pet portrait, famous people
Style: realistic (reference photo always needed – the bigger the resolution the better the outcome!!)
Tools: white Bristol paper, watercolour and colour pencils (various brands), graphite pencils (various brands)
Examples of my commissioned works: