TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
The Coming Of Spring The broken wing by Viand fly fly butterfly by KariLiimatainen Naturally vintage by Samantha-meglioli Aster by VinayRao Hanging in there by cfoto Blue Butterfly by Myzogirl butterfly by debagger the butterfly by evenliu anemone 2 by JasonKaiser wheat 11 by 785785The Coming Of Spring2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
frost.bite by maskqueraide last flight II by prismes Papillon by ingue Lavender dreams by Joycelinn :thumb165619852: Smit by Al-Baum Solitaire by Eibo-Jeddah Enchanted. .. by addy-ack Orange Butty by Stridsberg listen by fragilesimplicity colourful by Lisa-Schneider .blue.2. by zeenon in the green air by prismes Dear by JunJun510 :thumb210725771: Butterflies and Fairytales by FriendFrog Butterfly Kisses by IgNgRez Summer Sun by o-kaykay weekend fiesta by kathero3 Butterfly II by Lindqvist little butterfly by wolf-minori :thumb200762410: .: child of light :. by biszkopciik Butterfly. .. by light-from-Emirates Vanessa atalanta by Pete1987 Blue 2012 by Callu a thousand dreams by Piarvi-Recherreen ... by zeenon busy butterfly by nakedlady Philosophy. by Blutr0t lavenders elegance by miezeTatze
yayz butterflies by AsseveraVeta SNOW by lisans
Last light by Sblourg Parnassius apollo 2011 IV by Aphantopus :thumb15962
Back to Basics Photography - CompositionLately I've seen quite a few photos that have potential, but need some work. Composition is one of the most important parts to taking any photo (and making any piece of art really) and so I thought I'd share a few basic rules and tips. The word composition simply means 'putting together' and so, with any piece of art, it's how the piece is put together. With a bit of practice while keeping these tips in mind, you can create a more impacting, pleasing to the eye piece of work that will draw the viewer in and keep them interesting.Back to Basics Photography - Composition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You could crop your images afterwards when you get them onto the computer, but it'd be lovely to have a great image right off the boot, right? By keeping in mind the things below, you'll be well on your way to taking better photos. And don't forget, it's always better to know the rules before you start break them A few tips before we start;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.
Look at each element and how it impacts the overall co
Vitamin overdose pink smoothie by Pokakulka ruby by LuizaLazar 009 by DorottyaS Cherry cup by PuppetSan Reminds me of Summer by Blueberryblack Seashore Cherry by farhadvm When life gives you lemons by iTaylie + colour collision + by maskqueraide Blueberry by JustHoldMe deceitful delights by csaby1 grapefruit by P0RG burning up by illusionality Rasberry Rhapsodie by NayeliNeria cherry by theluckynine HAHA i'm skinnier by ersatz-moon strawBerry by Moramarth blackberry by illusionality Ca pique, le citron vert by Somebody--else All your dreams are made by iTaylie orange oranges by JustynaStolyhwo Frozen Raspberrys by Reeede In by LadyCarnal Bloodberries by emilianna12 strawberry by estellamestella ..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams It's Summer by wihad Black Cherries by ElyneNoir .:Kiwi Passion:. by melenya :thumb332538937: :thumb89816964: 406 by Nigrita razzy by illusionality .: lemon :. by all17 :thumb319821124: Frozen Orange by AljoschaThielen :thumb337801765: taste of summer by Orwald Raspberries by nairafee :thumb267220615: healthy spring by illusionality taste of summer by michellis13 Orange Blue by ZoeWieZo strawbery.II by Altingfest Banana Splash by KhalllodY Cherry bomb by naked-in-the-rain cherry cherry boom boom by julkusiowa Lime with that? by Lady-RoVitamin overdose2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash. by JeanFan Strawberries with Nutella by LilyBrilliant :
Why do birds suddenly appear Peacock by Dinozzaver Peacock by La-Vita-a-Bella Indian Peacock by KrisVlad vortex by islandtime Arctic Tern Symmetry by WNPhotography feeding time to the faster by phalalcrocorax .:Snow Bird:. by RHCheng Young Explorers by iphelps DoubleDuckie by thrumyeye Waxwing Fever by thrumyeyeWhy do birds suddenly appear2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Seagulls by nurtanrioven Duckies by WouterPera rbn's nst by SilentDistractions Sumac Chickadee II by DGAnder snowy by sassaputzin .:.Emo, the parrot.:. by Ailedda switzerland4 by Gehoersturz More birds. by Lileinaya frozen in time by slatkatajna Little Owl by FriendFrog :thumb289272638: robin by Squirrelondope Proud Owner by XanaduPhotography foggy morning . by indojo
eyes by eudoxe2000 :: en garde :: by hellfirediva Send Me An Angel II by Pixydream Addicted to winter by NestR angel by prismes Here comes the rain again by ahmetfuatocak
ATLANTIC PUFFIN STRAIGHT UP by lightrae :thumb292479585: Coal Tit by nitsch :thumb227171442: Liquid world by BogdanBoev Goth ducks by Antony-Hell :thumb346198785: Angry Bird by furstripe Berlin by hoschie Trusting by WandererOfFire The Watcher by Iamidaho Peek by Raymaker What's Up IV by Eltasia Parus caeruleus by papkin11 The evening colours by phalalcrocorax Keeping a Close Watch by CanadianRy Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature Head tilt by DeeOtter swan2 by markotapio :thum
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ,DOoookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)Digital art: Tips + Tricks ,D5 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
Lady in red Passion by LadyCarnal push away the darkness by baspunk under the rain by impatienss sugar by DasYassY Autumn Shadows by McKenzie-James Mystic Garden by Sortvind Tulip by WindyLife Autumn tea by hayzy Love hurts by Alephunky Non siamo soli by kyokosphotos It's Times Like These... by goRillA-iNK Scarlet Afternoon by jenarose coffee and night by estellamestella Summerberry-Tiramisu by Z740 Lost In Colors by MarcoHeisler Enter the forest by bebefromtheblock cherry by theluckynine into the sun by JulietsoundLady in red2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sxv15HIfyyM by Dima7TT Cherry on Ice by naked-in-the-rain A new beginning.. by addy-ack
IntroSpection by thrumyeye -Lover_s world- by Janek-Sedlar New Year is coming!:) by Katrin-Elizabeth .:Winter Cardinal:. by RHCheng Bad Romance by Sortvind fiery tears by Orwald Vintage Garden by Sortvind A Red Path by helios-spada Lautitia by Jules1983 My Africa 1 by catman-suha -Road into my heart- by Janek-Sedlar Winter in my heart by LiliumLion The Tree of Fire by La-Vita-a-Bella As time goes by by Matthias-Haker lady in red 4 by M0THart temple of buddha by sandeepsarma the end by zenibyfajnie :thumb301835161: Epic Sunrays by MaximeCourty Merry.Go.Round by Aurelia24 Autumn Morning by LuizaLazar Marvel by Thanutpat on the hunt by dionn-k Morecambe Bay by CumbriaCam Red Bubbles II by phykia Duct Tape Paranoia by dogeatdog5 Watercolor C a p t u r e by MirkyJedi Temptation by ScorpionEntity :
RoF Feature: In the Shadow of DragonsRoF Feature: In the Shadow of Dragons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In the Shadow of Dragons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Survive. by ChunLoCompanions by Mr--Jack
The Gathering Quiet by c3rmen
Grove of the Infinite by mobius-9Legend of Cryptids by alexnegreaAncient Red Dragon Ragorath by luffie
cock-fyd: nc-17 tumblr gallery!Hello all,cock-fyd: nc-17 tumblr gallery!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just launched my NC-17 gallery on tumblr:
Pronounced "cock-feed". May change the title, not sure.
So now you can view my Nc-17 commissions and whatever. I don't do nc-17 for myself (though that may change because of an idea I've been meaning to do for a few years now), so it'll mostly just be commissioned pieces I post there. Also, I won't be putting so much commission info like I do with DA and FA submissions. Just the commissions number, and a mention if the character is mine or the clients. I don't want to double post (although I did just this time to get things rollin), so if I don't post it on FA, then I'll be posting it on tumblr.
It'll have female x male, male x male, female x female and etc. If you want to see more of a particular pair, then the only way to do that is to commission me Info is provided everywhere.
So... go to http://cock-fyd.tumblr.com for your fydbac erotic art fix without having to sign into FurAffinity.
Sunday Glamour Feature XLIVSunday Glamour Feature XLIV4 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Unbearable-Lightness http://drlightness.blogspot.com
Glamour Collection Features
Serie I - Edition XLIV, 2011 May 1st
This week's selection could define the breadth of the Glamour category: glamour nudes, the beauty subset of the fashion world, glamour for men's magazines, and soft erotica / fetish. In any case, it's all gorgeous. I am honored to include a work by photographer and publisher Carrie Leigh http://carrieleigh.com .
Be sure to visit our Glamour Collection to see all our beautiful acquisitions. http://votre-charme.deviantart.com/gallery/24925003
This week's favourite
Two Sisters by :iconperrygallagher: `PerryGallagher
forgotten placesforgotten places1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Nobody home #2 by SylveryFox patremoine by shitpitcher
Caru cu Bere by Reiep History is His Story HDR by ISIK5 Everything is New 7 by RodrigoMonteiro
discovering of forgotten by PatiMakowska *H a g i a S o p h i a* by erhansasmaz magnificent(update) by SoFantasia
dizziness by PatiMakowska Beauty of the past by PatiMakowska Lost Memories by PatiMakowska
The candles aren't lit for you by JanneO Sweet dreams... by Murderdoll17 The hall by roman-gp
:thumb425803698: portal by PatiMakowska The Planning Mill HDR Workshop by mojomagmajo
A long way by Matthias-Haker way back by SoFantasia :thumb281581281:
Of color and decay by bubus666 Urban Decay2 by grigjr Chemical* by PatiMakowska
climacophoby by phoelixde Behind the Mirrors by phoelixde
Three Rooms by EYELIGHTZONE
Service Included by ZeEnigMa glimpse of the past by phoelixde
Stairwell by RalfB
The Last Escape by stengchen Jail House Blues by stengchen Villa Collina by thebrokenview
Road to Transfiguration by JanneO In The Eye by PatiMakowska Silent Devotion by AbandonedZone
once I was a dancefloor by Ditze The Medieval Fortress - HDR by vxside Mold And Mortar HDR Workshop by alex-cataclysm
Mesmerize by Karakuji beelitz II by Dave-Derbis :bigt
Man's best friend The Black Lab II by Wordup Beachboy by justJAZZ Shake shake by chaoticfireflies :thumb297535923: 166 by kaskaa96 07.24 am by Maaira Deep love by unfrozenduck leah and zoey by payleyjean I'm back by JusDeFraise bullterrier puppy by Nimphe Thirsty by vi-ol-et 130 by kaskaa96 chasing by Wolfruede Winter look by sailsire Windswept by micromeg My Heart Just Melted by BlueColoursOfNature Just Snow... by Alyat Those Sad Puppy Eyes by kkart Puppies by TimelessImages Sierra puppies 7 by ManicMechE Hail Down to Broccoli by Jaicca Cold Tone by feanutri Julia II by odpium Sombra. by nettocastro Hiding.. by dimitarmisev Amy. by gloeckchen Cute doggy by chaoticfireflies Boy with dog by danilkin54 Reflection by ShelleyVPhoto on the road again I by lovable-moments .2 by vadalein :thumb297536538: Camouflage by deathbycanon The Friendship by Healzo waiting by Maaira karatas by Ekba Winter by chipset There's Nothing Like It by thingsarelookingup swiftwit puppy by krawuzi .:Gift for you:. by WhiteSpiritWolf New life... by eesquiree Such a little nose by LuizaLazar Caimi III. by Lina-182 Norm 6 by BlackDogBarnyard Running by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Whippet silhouette by laura75325 My world in your eyes by jollyvicky :thumb150456124: Little spitz in autumn by Ksuksa-Raykova :thuMan's best friend2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-SantosColorful photography feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik :thumb335517785: :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor Maybe Next Time by P0RG ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek Warm Waters by P0RG Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by bebefromtheblock I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler galaxy by BaxiaArt Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
wonderful cosplaywonderful cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i love these , posing is awesome, and facial expressions are spot on... now im only hoping for some with silly faces.. what can i say, im a facial expression nut! XD
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Haven't gamed like this since the 90sGuys... just got the ps4... and been playing Assassins Creed: Black Flag like crazy!!! Like seriously... I haven't played games like this hardcore since I was in middleschool. But it's worse now cause I got shiz to do!!!Haven't gamed like this since the 90s2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Urgent help neededHi, this is Mark, Phil Jackson's brother.Urgent help needed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you in the UK will have heard on the news these past two days, Phil has gone missing. No one has seen him since Wednesday last week and we are all extremely concerned for his wellbeing as he has never missed a family gathering, such as that over Easter.
More distressing is that the office complex he works out of was broken into on the evening of Wednesday 27th March, and there is a very real worry that those responsible may be involved in Phil's disappearance.
The police are of the mind that all of this may have something to do with Phil's online work, and that a cartoon or comic may have been motive for an unbalanced party to act against him.
CCTV in Phil's office captured a handful of images as the intruders entered from the service access: http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_001.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_002.jpg http://www.collectedcurios.com/CCVT_003.jpg
I realise that is a very long shot, but should anyone recognis
ZOO Salzburg - PhotosHiZOO Salzburg - Photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am back from Alps
It was a very short trip, but I got to see ZOO Salzburg, visited fantastic spa, had a nice walk, travelled by cute little train, ate a deer and all was simply nice
But my camera and this ZOO are not friends :/ so I have only very few photos for you, I took mostly journal shots.
And their special GINGER (!!!!) wolves were sleeping again! I have never seen such inactive wolves in any ZOO
I also replied to almost all the notes!
I hope you do not hate me for not responding to all contest notes you sent me months ago - those who won were those who sent the first three notes, so there was justice anyway and the right answer was released too, so I would need to reply to all those messages just with "I am sorry that you did not win, I wish you good luck next time" thanks for understanding!
Wacom Driver Not Booting Properly?Time To Share Some WisdomWacom Driver Not Booting Properly?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Trouble with your Wacom driver not booting properly on windows? For the longest time I had problems with my Wacom tablet being ready to work once Windows finished booting. When I picked up the pen it just didn't move. When I tried to open the Wacom Tablet Properties I got the message that the driver did not load or something. Only way to resolve this was to reboot the machine. Not via 'restart' no... a complete shutdown was necessary. Very annoying when your Windows takes a while to boot. Mine surely does.
Recently I had enough and started to look for a solution (for the 10th time or so). With the difference that I seem to have found one now. Don't bother with the Wacom forums. As far as I can see they don't have much of a solution. But anyways. What can you do to solve the issue? Well, time to share some wisdom. Here we go:
1. Click the Windows button and type Services into the quick search
2. Click the icon on top of the upcoming lis
National Geographic wallpaperHello everyone,National Geographic wallpaper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My photo "Transportation" became National Geographic wallpaper!
Now you can download it for free from here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/weekly-wrapper/2013/img/0213wallpaper-week-3-2_1600.jpg
or direct from my photo, because I update it with new version.
Previous National Geographic wallpaper
Cheers and have a great week.
Doctor Who Google GameHappy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!Doctor Who Google Game2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's Saturday in New Zealand, time to play the Doctor Who Goolgle game!
Archive game link - http://www.google.com/doodles/doctor-whos-50th-anniversary
My best time: 16:39 and nine lives. Damn those electric floor sliders.
Update: Google header now up on Canada Google, so it's likely up on US as well. Can't check that, it always redirects.
Watch The Night of the Doctor, the pre-episode here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo
Malta- The Happy IslandOn the day off I was sitting on the table in a cheap apartment complex for travelers with multi-people shared room where I lived with my friend. Despite of feeling like a melted chocolate every day and having wet hands ( and hey, my Nesquick chocolate which I bought from store already got melted too!), I tried to sit down in a public table to work on a commission.Malta- The Happy Island10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Surprisingly, in Malta there are BARELY any air conditioners. I swear, there days are hotter than in Florida. And we have the worst room because... even it doesn't have open-able windows. Sleeping was a pure nightmare. So hot and hard to breath comfortably. I felt like in a can. Or no, even worse, in a plastic bag.
Oh yes, that's the best word to describe.
Wear a plastic bag on your head and try to breathe during warm days.
After the first sleepless night I wanted nothing but return back to the North.
Ok, the first attempt of working...
I was featured in a 'local london newspaper'As is stated earlier http://fav.me/d6ff0uz, I had decided to exhibit my drawings for the first time ever to 'open art exhibition' in a library. I also went on to exhibit my 'Indian bride' drawing at a later stage to.I was featured in a 'local london newspaper'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I am quite pleased as out of 92 artists who exhibited at the open art gallery, I was the only one mentioned by name and written about in the local Camden newspaper (its only local). In the actual hardcopy, I was the only artist written about, (she got my surname wrong) and I was also in a group picture.
But on their actual website http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/picture_gallery_all_92_artists_in_camden_art_exhibition_gather_for_show_s_last_day_1_2351397 I was also again the only artist who was written about (you may need to tick the survey question to get the full page). Bu