Water TutorialOh yeah, that's exactly what I made; a water tutorial!Water Tutorial4 years ago in Personal More Like This
->link to the tutorial
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
TF2 plzes: By Usage: Expressions HubLast update: May 6, 2014TF2 plzes: By Usage: Expressions Hub3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Splitting this journal up because dA reinstated the journal size limit
This journal is not all-inclusive, nor is always up to date
The class listings (Offense/Defense/Support) have similar categorical groupings to the categories on this page, so you can probably find other relevant icons for a given emotion/expression by browsing through the class lists.
This collection by expression is a breakout collection from the original "face/meme/usage" collection page (now called By usage:Hub), as it was getting overcrowded. This collection by expression is no
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
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Helpful Tutorials (Everything You Need!)Hey, fellow artists!!Helpful Tutorials (Everything You Need!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to compile some tutorials that I've found helpful, to make life a little easier.
Anyway, if you've been looking for some help, I hope this is it!!
(I put these: * by my favorites)
Before I start the list, I have to say that regardless of what style you're trying to capture, this tutorial has been by FAR the most helpful for me.
tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn
tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn
skippingmints' simple tree tutorial - SAI by skippingmints
*Water Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Mini-Tutorial No.2 - Basic Water- by ValaSedai
water tutorial by kuro-mai
Hayden's PS Water Tutorial by HaydenM
Mini-Tutorial No.4 - Rain and Snow Pt.1 - by ValaSedai
Rainy Day Tutorial by koisnake
Tutorial - landscape by GenjiLim
Background tutorial - Part 1 by kalambo
Background tutorial - Part 2 by kalambo
Various elements - tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Ice stalactites Tutorial by SynfulEve
Ice Surface Tutorial by Karikinet
how to create ice by oione
background tutorial part1 by griffsnuff
***Animal Eye Tutorial by daisy7
eye tutorial for SAI by nevaeh-lee
Glitch tutorial!because cuterebra asked me for one! uwuGlitch tutorial!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope it helps!
1. You need a draw.
Ill be using a old one of cake!
2. Save/Export it as BMP! This is important, if you dont save it as .bmp the glitching wont work!
3. Now that you have your .bmp file open it in WORDPAD, yes the normal text editing program!
4. And after you opened it in wordpad it will prolly look something like this:
5. DONT CHANGE ANYTHING!
Just click save!
4. And after that, your picture will look something like this:
And that's it!
If you want a different glitch version just open A COPY of your drawing (bmp) and drag a picture or gif file into the code!
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
Polymer Clay Tutorials: -Last Minute Gift Ideas-Polymer ClayPolymer Clay Tutorials: -Last Minute Gift Ideas-6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay is a great medium for making jewelry, sculptures, trinkets, ornaments, paper weights, and all sorts of items. In this article I will have several sections of tutorials using polymer clay that can help those of you who need to make a little something for your friends and family.
Table of Contents:
Here are several projects and tutorials for those last minute gifts:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
[Bullet; Green] Fortune Cookie
[Bullet; Green] Cupcake
[Bullet; Green] Sushi
[Bullet; Green] Gingerbread Man
Polymer Dragon Tutorial by JadedExistenceTsumami Tutorial by HanaClayWorksDumbledore Poly-Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade
Adoptable GuideBoniest's Adoptable GuideAdoptable Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hihi, everyone! I've been meaning to make a sort of "Adoptable Tutorial" for a while. But I feel as if that's a bit silly, since most of you know how to make an adoptable. So I guess this will be more of a guide/wall of text, and some opinions of mine. So if you take offense to something in here, remember, it's my opinion and you can go straight on doing what you're doing. Unless you're killing people. That's wrong.
Table of Contents
> Colors and Designs
> Tips, Tricks, and Musings
There's not a whole lot to say about lineart, and I feel like it's the least important part of an adoptable. I mean, why would so many people choose to use simple, chibi-style lines over detailed lineart? It's really up to your preference, or what type of lines fit the theme of your sheet. If you're going for super detailed cyborg dogs, you wouldn't use cute and small lines.
Some people look down on
PE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?Community WeekPE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
»So you want to be a `Senior or ^Community Volunteer?«
Than follow your goal! Nobody will stop you.
Hello! I will tell you a bit about the basics on how to become a Senior or Community Volunteer.
The fine finishings and last step to be a Senior or Community Volunteer you must accomplish by your own.
Seniors are chosen by fourteenthstar. She reviews each Senior suggestion you send to her as a note and posts a Seniority Announcement Journal with a list of deviants she choosed who deserve a Seniority `tick. There is no set schedule for when these announcements occur.
Seniority Announcements 2013
January 13, 2013
But how do you FINALLY get on this list?
The basic information in short is told in
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 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
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!Manip Academy11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)So like I said to the two people who aren't protesting the watch feed, I originally wrote this as a vicious rant, but it turns out I was redirecting anger from a RL thing. rrr.SQUID'S BOTTOM 8 WING SINS (A TUTORIAL)7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
But still. These are annoying as hell. If you see someone doing this junk, send them this. It may be their only chance of salvation.
SIN #8 INCORRECT FLIGHT FEATHER STACKING
There are few things that can be said with absolute confidence that are true of all birds, but this is one of them: the flight feathers always stack the same way.
This can be confusing to remember, so keep a hand of cards next to you while you draw:
SIN #7 NO FEATHER GROUPS
I'm so sick of seeing these homogenous walls of crap.
Feathers stack in a predictable, orderly manner, so just take thirty seconds and learn it. If the phrase "dorsal median primary co
More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONEOk I have talked and read some people's TOS and frankly they freak me out.... So I thought I needed a GENERAL talk about documents and how to set them up.More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONE10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Terms of Service:
This document is where you lay out YOUR rights and the PATRONS rights to the product you are delivering. This is Mine. Mine only applies to custom adoptions. If you are doing commissions you need a different one because you often don't own the characters. So here is what you ROUGHLY need to address in a TOS
1. At what point does the work become theirs?
Why? I have this so up till the moment I upload it. I own it.
2.What the patron do/not do with the design?
Why? so they don't do something with it you don't like
3.COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE USE
you have to do this. no exceptions. who owns what.
4. Anything else you want to talk about? Other section
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 sanguisGelidus
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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PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
How to make a species/adopts ( the grand secret)Step 1. Draw for yourself. ( this is the most important step)How to make a species/adopts ( the grand secret)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
When i made taums. I just wanted to make a creature to represent myself. I had fun drawing my Happysorry! Only when i made a ton of sketches somone came up to me and said: ' I want one! you should make more for adopts!!'
I gave it a try and people really loved them.
Step 2. Research. Expirament.
I had no idea what adopts were when I was starting. My art was mediocre at best. I searched around for informtion. Prices. How others did thiers. If you used a base it was cheaper. If you drew every creature its own way its more money due to work. Once I got the idea I made two taums. Both start auction at 5 bucks with auto bid of 15. They went so fast that I decided the base price to be 15.
Step 4. Go with the flow
People will suggest, get mad, help you, or ask for tons of things from you. Once your species is up and running for a few months. People will try to step on your toes often. This is a good time to have all your s
Youtube Tutorial!!Heyy!!Youtube Tutorial!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I just uploaded my first youtube speedpainting tutorial to my and my sister's youtube channel! It shows me painting one of my traditional paintings called "Facing Death":
Here is the link to the youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vqrc-Vzo6_Q&feature=youtu.be
It would be so awesome if you watch the video and give us some feedback by liking/commenting/sharing and also subscribing our channel for more videos! Thank you so much!!
P.S.: I will announce the winners of my point giveaway soon!
PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large EmoticonPE: How to Make a Large Emoticon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons. Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this. Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so
CSS Did You Know? - May 31st, 2013Volume 12CSS Did You Know? - May 31st, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
Google Webfonts by im-not-sana
Advanced Typography by LabLayers
Hey Devious CSSkinners!
A great part of making an appealing web design, whether its a Website or a Journal article skin, is the Typography. Fonts play a big role in this. Many websites and journal skins had to resort to using common typefaces that were installed on all machines. With CSS3, several websites use the @font-face property to implement the font file in their web pages. As this feature is not available for Journal skins, there is another way to use fancy fonts that dA has allowed to integrate into Journal Skins (it's not yet available for use
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
Basics Of Still Life PaintingTraditional Art WeekBasics Of Still Life Painting3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).
~Still Life, Wikipedia
I don't know why, but a lot of of people including me thinks it is amazing to be able to draw or paint the impression of the inanimate objects we are seeing more than portraits or scenes. Maybe because only this genre allows the artist to build his own composition and arrange the elements all by himself unlike the portraits or the landscapes.
Depicting an object to trick a viewer to think it is real but still - Hence, still life.
Apart form that, still life practice keeps us grounded with very basic rules and it eventually improves us when we draw or paint more complex things, b
Time for another art contestTime for another art contest3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, time to draw some more strange pons
This time the subject is:
Physalis - the queen of cakelings.
Can take the flavor of any other candy.
Multiple entries are acceptable
You have full creative freedom
Please, notify me when you upload your entries
Now for the prizes:
1st place: - $20
2nd place: - $10
3rd place: - $5
Deadline is June 30.
Ask if you have any questions
And have fun