Fear of Blank Canvas.I've been painting since I was quite young.Fear of Blank Canvas.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But still, I am overwhelmed and intimidated once I am facing the vast 'whiteness' of a blank canvas.
Like Goliath to little David, the empty space challenges me and I recoil.
I think being a good painter is nothing other than to overcome this fear of blank canvas.
Just like Van Gogh said,
a good painter never fears the canvas;
The canvas fears him.
All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Over the past few years, projecteducate has worked hard to provide educational articles for various art forms. Within literature, we've seen our fair share and over the past 2 years we've used our own group CRLiterature to manage these articles to ensure as much of the community can see them. However, sometimes we miss people and that's a shame because the articles we've written as a community have been pretty spectacular and still valid today.
So to help people pick up the articles they may have missed, here is a list of them all! This is a great chance for you to read what you may have missed, or tag your friends who may find them useful!
Most Recent First
Publishing Week: March 2015
COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
Photographing People on your TravelsPeople & Portrait PhotographyPhotographing People on your Travels1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Trying to photograph people within a country other than the one you are accustomed to can bring a whole new set of difficulties far beyond lighting, composition and frame. Here are a few tips that I've personally learned along the way which have not only inspired me to get out there and photograph more people, but also to approach new people and become more confident..
It's very important that you learn the customs of a country so as not to offend anybody when attempting to take or request their photograph. There are often many street entertainers in big cities and musicians that busk and request the odd coin or two. Don't make the mistake I did in Belgium, and request a photograph of a street performer and expect to give nothing in return! Putting a few coins of local currency their way will always be welcomed. Equally it's important to know when it's okay to take photographs, and when not. There were particu
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekPE: Literature Basics Settings1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips and Tricks: HandsTips and Tricks: Hands1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
How to Draw Manga! Hands Introduction
Hands are a very important part of drawing any character, often in cartoons the hands are caricatured, but in anime and manga this is often not the case (except in chibi form). Understanding the anatomy of the hand can assist all animanga artists. Hand proportions are also important, lest the artwork suffer from tiny or huge 'yaoi hands'.
Hands are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Often block forms are used to get the basic shape as shown here:
Hand Tutorial by MasterSS
Some very basic size proportions: middle finger length is the same distance as the tip of chin to tip of nose and is also the length of the palm. The whole hand (tip of middle finger to bottom of palm is the same length as the chin to the hair line on the forehead. Variations of these lead
10 Tips to help you improve your photography.Trying to keep the terminology as basic as possible to help beginning photographers improve. Have any other tips besides the ones listed? Post them!10 Tips to help you improve your photography.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are these tips helpful to you? I am saving toward premium membership, which will allow me to create even greater tips for you guys. http://uriahgallery.deviantart.com/?givepoints
1.) If the composition isn't good and there are a lot of distractions, a tip that I had received when first starting out was to look though the viewfinder as if it was the final print. Having that sort of mentality should help you improve in your compositions.
2.) Look at the subject in the photo. Is it interesting? Is it of something that everyone makes a photo of? If you're not liking your photo because of the subject, it may either be not interesting or is interesting, but with bad composition.
3.) Bad lighting. An underexposed photo will almost al
Unused SenshiStock: PART 2You guys had a lot of fun with the last batch of "unused" stock, let's see what gems we can find in this one!Unused SenshiStock: PART 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Coat 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 1 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 2 by SenshiStockSailor Iron 3 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 1 by SenshiStockSailor Leaning 3 by SenshiStockSailor Time 1 by SenshiStockSailor Time 2 by SenshiStockSailor Time 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 106 by SenshiStockItchy Foot Pose by SenshiStockSailor Track 1 by SenshiStockSailor Sword 15 by SenshiStockSailor Back 12 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 5 by SenshiStockSailor Moon 6 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 2 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 3 by SenshiStockSailor Skater 4 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 1 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 2 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 3 by SenshiStockSailor Crutches 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 4 by SenshiStockSailor Rock Star 5 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 2 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 3 by SenshiStockSailor Playtime 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 2 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 4 by SenshiStockSailor Sleepy 5 by SenshiStockSailor Sandbox 1 by SenshiStockSailor Shower 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 1 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 2 by SenshiStockSailor Wii 3 by SenshiStockSailor Purse 5 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 1 by SenshiStockSailor Photographer 3 by SenshiStockSailor Cellphone 2 by SenshiStockSailor Mercury 3 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 126 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 29 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 2 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 5 by SenshiStockSailor Summoner 7 by SenshiStock
Notes: Some of this stock may have actually
Gallery Descriptions Month - The RoundupGalleries monthGallery Descriptions Month - The Roundup11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Galleries Description month was full of epic articles and a lot of hard work went into each and every one of them courtesy of the Community Volunteers. This article is a roundup of everything published during the last month here at projecteducate and hopefully has helped a lot of you when it comes to understanding the descriptions of the galleries here and categorising your work. Huge thanks go to all involved who made this past month a success! We also held a A Contest of which the results will posted within the next week. Well done to all who entered - judging has commenced!
Animals, Plants and Nature
How To get PublishedOr be Satisfied when You Aren'tHow To get Published2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
A Beginner's Guide
Poetry publication is awash with literary magazines, internet journals, print-on-demand presses, vanity presses, indie presses, and major publication houses. So many options! It's a lot to navigate. But before we delve into the 'How-To's,' it's important to understand the 'Why.'
I'm talking about the the Big Why, the biggest WHY after 'Why write poetry?' Which is, of course, 'Why are you publishing your poetry?'
"BECAUSE!" I hear you shouting.
But that's not the best answer. You'll be happier, or at least more content with the results of the following advice if you understand your motivations behind the urge to publish. What specifically do you hope to achieve?
How to Succeed in Poetry Without Really Trying
If, for example, you want your poems out in the world, in a place people might read them; if you want to be able to say that you're a published poet; if you're not feeling great a
Publishing Resources List Totally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going t
Awesome Stock: Vol. 3Awesome Stock: Vol. 31 month ago in Art Features More Like This
STOCK dead girl I by MyladyTane Cathedral II by Gynvaelaine-stock Fire backgrounds by KPEKEP Jungle Castle Stairs Stock by little-spacey Tenerife Rock by Mattlis
Underwater Tunnel by ArtistStock
Montuenga Castle Ruins by EveLivesey Blue Waters Stock by little-spacey
Jungle Castle Pillars Stock by little-spacey
June 2015 Jungle Garden Stock.. by WelshDragonStockNArt Leucistic Cobra Stock 5 by Cassy-Blue
bow down by Ylliny
Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!My gosh you guys are impatient, I still needed time to illustrate and compile the thing! You can now watch the animatic of all three auditions the voice actors sent in here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXozbLlDArA&lc=mSF_hHagrIh81PjKgfRddOOdr9c93KvV58EVRmMzUBY Enjoy!Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now that my animation course has resumed I may as well update you all on the progress of my search for Voice Actors for the rolls of Louis, James, and Santiago for my upcoming film 'Honour Amongst Thieves':
Auditions are now closed, and three "finalists" have been selected as the voices for the characters. Congratulations to:
as Louis Despatis
as James Hunter
as Santiago de la Cruz
All three sent in terrific voice clips with very good quality, and I hadn't expected to find such suitable voices for all three characters, especially on such short notice for such a small production! Thank you all for spreading the word
BibLITotheque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITothèque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITotheque 3: Scene Charting9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
One-third of the way into NaNoWriMo! By this point you're probably thinking 'omg I wish I'd done more planning and given this monstrosity more structure,' right? Yeah, I'm with you. So let's talk about plotting your novel with scene charting.
Scene charting is exactly what it sounds like: building a chart that summarizes every single scene of your novel. You may have seen JK Rowling's chart for chapters 13-24 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which doesn't list individual scenes but serves the same purpose. It's a good way to keep everything organized and review your story in a concise, manageable way.
What's in a scene?
A scene is a piece of the story where something changes. That's it. You probably need a location for logistical purposes, but you don't even need character
Closed and JudgingDeadline: OVER Judging and winners will be announced within 2-4 days. C:Closed and Judging2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st: A free commission with background (worth $10) +500 points
2nd: Free character Commission (worth $6) +200 da points
3rd: A Chibi Commission +200 da points
Best Couple: A free couple commission with background (worth $13) +800 points
(Crack pairings are accepted, Yaoi/Yuri/Straight)
(these prizes will rise depending on how many entries I get)
All entries will be featured in my journal and will be faved by me. c:
Literature is accepted
Enter as many times as you like
Feel free to ask questions or have conversations with the characters. (note: Some are more open than others)
NSFW entries will be accepted, you can note them to me if you want.
Entries will be judged on inspiration, emotion, execution, and effort. (quality of the art isn't a big issue, but color raises your chances)
A lot of the characters have their own taste in music so if you want music to
''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!Good morning, my business disciples!''Man Of Steel'' Painting Tutorial Complete!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working very hard with PsdTuts+ to bring you an awesome and detailed tutorial on painting a kick ass "Man Of Steel" fan art piece! I am happy to say it is all done and good, and I am even more happy to share it with all of you!
Video Process Preview:
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Red][Bullet; Blue]
aka; Business Dog
.: Commissions :. [LAST UPDATE FEBRUARY 16th, 2015].: Commissions :.5 years ago in Personal More Like This
All repeated commissioners get 20% OFF
PLEASE, READ the whole journal before asking for a commission.
THIS COMMISSIONS ARE FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. I´m also available for commercial works as well, just ask
One job per slot. Only reserve a spot if you have the money available right now.
Advance Payment. The comissions are done in order when they´re paid for.
What I will draw:
fanart, ocs, etc.
Kinky/sexy stuff it´s alright ^_^ (No porn unless you´re willing to pay double)
MY style, I´ll not emulate other artists.
Commissioning me implies that:
You allow me to post the image online (watermarked and in a lower resolution, of course)
[Bullet; Pink] Unless you request otherwise, I am assuming permission to make a print o
Now is your chance....To be an original pokemon !!:iconvulpixlaplz:Now is your chance....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every member of our group can pick out the pokemon they want to be! Unfortunately there are only 151 original pokemon. So you better pick now!
Here is a list of the 150+1 pokemon if you need a reminder! Since these are the only ones you can choose from.
Metapod, Kakuna,Dugtrio,Abra,ekans,clefable, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Tentacool, Graveler, Golem, Magneton, Grimer, Muk, Kingler, Electrode, Exeggcute,Exeggcutor, Koffing, Weezing, Dratini
001. (Shiny)Bulbasaur - MeoWmatsu
002. Ivysaur - isuta
003. (Shiny)Venusaur - Sun-d4y
004. (Shiny)Charmander - Pokeaday
005. Charmeleon - :devboykinwo
Raspberry Pokemon Contest!!!I am holding a contest celebrating my shiny Quilava!Raspberry Pokemon Contest!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you have to do to enter:
Comment on this journal!
Draw me a picture!
What does the picture have to be of?
Me and Star, my shiny Quilava! Here's a reference: http://raspberry-bliss.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5ntyou
Follow these guidelines:
You HAVE to put in Raspberry and Quilava!
You can put in your Pokemon OC, too!
It can be a comic, traditional picture, digital picture, done in a program, or a handmade craft.
No bases, please. Get permission from me first.
Everything must be PG rated or lower!
You must submit by the deadline!
It does not have to be in color, but it can be in color if you like.
[Bullet; Blue] Be creative! It can be a loving scene, action scene, funny scene... etc!
How I Will Judge:
[Bullet; Blue] How creative is your picture?
[Bullet; Blue] How much time did you spend on it?
COMMISSIONS CLOSED!COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!COMMISSIONS CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE VIA DEVIANTART or EMAIL to CAPTAINJENKINS@LIVE.COM to order today!
COLORED FULL BODY DOODLE COMMISSION
PRICE 10.00 USD (1000 POINTS)
INCLUDES 1 CHARACTER
+5.00 (500 POINTS) for ADDITIONAL CHARACTER
+5.00-10.00 (500-1000 POINTS) for NSFW
(depending on how complex)
Pricesrices are in USD, you can use paypal, moneypaks (greendot)Point prices are 1 cent = 1 point
Do's and Don'ts:I do draw shoujo-ai/shounen-aiI do draw yaoi/yuri (includes nudity) *add 5 dollars*I do draw nudity *add 5 dollars*I do draw fan-artI do require full payment before I start.I don't draw goreI don't draw more than 20% mecha outfitsI don't draw illegal stuffI don't sent WIP's unless requestedI have the right to decline any commission offer.If I receive a char
death vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XDaaas you can see i am working on issue 4 XDdeath vigil 3 coming out next week...meanwhile XD11 months ago in Personal More Like This
behold my weirdass method!
Cubebrush.com September CompetitionHello! Our monthly competition just wrapped up and another one will be announced later today. For now, check out the amazing entries who placed at the top, some incredible art in there!!Cubebrush.com September Competition10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you feel like you could do better, then join us for October! OhohoHHhh
September Competition Results
In case you missed it, here is a tutorial on how to draw feet: