How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)Hello there, my friends!:3
I wanted to write this, because I felt like doing it. A lot of people seem to see me as their idol (after what they
told to me) and asked me how I became this 'good'. (I don't consider myself as good though.xD)
A lot of people say I got a lot of talent, but it isn't the talent what makes someone good in drawing or good
in singing. The talent is only a little percent, but the most important part in becoming better is practice.
Everybody can be good, if they draw, write or sing a lot. Hell, even I could be good at maths if I only would
This isn't going to be a tutorial how you sing better, how you can draw better or what makes your art looks better.
So what could this be about? Even if I'm still practicing I already noticed how you can become a better artist.
So I will share my thoughts with you.
Art is about feelings. A lot of people put their feelings in their art, and this gives the art it's soul.
Of course, if you draw something, it will a look
NOT THESE MEANYS AGAIN NYA!SOPA WANTS TO TAKE AWAY OUR INTERNET. LIKE SERIOUSLY, EVERYTHING COPYRIGHTED, LIKE THIS JOURNAL, OR LIKE ASTRO BOY, CODE LYOKO, ALL FANFICS, AND OCS WILL BE GONE!!!!!!!!NOT THESE MEANYS AGAIN NYA!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stop SOPA 2013 | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
IF WE DON'T GET ENOUGH SIGNATURES BY SEPTEMBER 21ST SAY GOOD BYE TO DEVIANTART AND FANFICTION, AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FAVE THIS JOURNAL
SIGN THIS PETITION
SPREAD THE GOSH DANG WORD!!!!!!!!
Please sign the petition.
....oh, for those who don't know SOPA is the Stop Online Privacy Act that someone is trying to pass so that if anything that is copy-written is used in anything online such as fanfictions and other such things, then they can't be put online without the author being put in jail automatically
so please, help us stop this act from passing...again
10 useful tips for becoming a better artistIn my growth as an artist I have come up with a few tips for others who wish to get better. I'm not trying to force anyone to change their style and I'm most definitely not trying to insult anyone. These tips are all something I have found useful in my experience as an artist.10 useful tips for becoming a better artist4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Do not be afraid to use tutorials- A lot of people refrain from using tutorials because they want to develop their own style. There is nothing wrong with this, but using a tutorial does not mean you are just copying another artists style. Think of using tutorials as window shopping, there are a lot of things to look at and sometimes you find something worth taking a closer look at. If say, you have a hard time drawing hands and a certain tutorial has a useful tip on drawing hands there is absolutely nothing wrong with following the tutorial to improve your own style.
2. There is no shame in using reference or stock images- Again, some people refrain from doing this because they
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 3In the first part of this workshop, I talked about how to create compelling characters. This part will be about what drives them and how to royally ruin their day so you can entertain your readers. compelling characters are useless without a story. This is where motivation and conflict come in.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is it? A state of being that exists when needs or wants are not being fulfilled and the desire to have those needs or wants satisfied.
On a basic level, humans have needs. I hope we are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs because that is what I'm about to draw from. If not, here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs . On the bottom rung, we have physiological needs that must be met for basic survival: breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, h
Username changes?I had to kind of do a double-take when I realized DA just introduced this feature.Username changes?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, there was a time when I wanted to change my name to ANYTHING other than SonicRocksMySocks. I thought it up when I was 15 without realizing I'd be saddled with that alias for potentially a lifetime.
When I started gaining renown on the internet, there was even a time where I considered making a new DeviantArt account JUST to change my username, but by then my reputation was already cemented. It's silly and childish and doesn't fit a 20-something artist who is trying to get serious about her art...
After working on my 8th DeviantArt anniversary flash and going back to my roots, it sort of dawned on me.
No other username fits me better.
Maybe I was embarrassed of it for a time, but now, after 8 years, there's no way in hell I'd ever be anybody else. My art is ABOUT childhood and youthful spirit, and that's what I remember when I think of my nickname. It reminds me of where I ca
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 3Congratulations for sticking with me so far if you're reading this, you're pretty awesome. Thanks for your attention. I hope the first and second parts were of benefit to you; this third part is where you tie it all together.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Part 1: Creating Compelling Characters http://raspil.deviantart.com/journal/Workshopping-with-Rasp-Part-1-of-3-306397871
Part 2: Motivation and Conflict http://raspil.deviantart.com/journal/Workshopping-with-Rasp-Part-2-of-3-308633192
The following is something I have shared with only a few deviants here at this site who wanted help on plotting out their stories. I used to be hesitant about sharing it with more than the few I sent it to but you know what - any bit of help we can give each other is worth it in the end. Other folks have been generous enough to share their secrets, I should return the favor.
This sheet, the Plot Arc for Short Stories, is a original creation of mine
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 1 of 3Here it is, as promised. Keep in mind that even though I do not have formal training as a writer, these are the things I keep in mind when writing my characters. I have had varying levels of success here at dA and you are free to use my ideas or not. I'm not claiming to know it all, the below is not gospel and it's not guaranteed. But you never know.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 1 of 33 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Comments are appreciated, haters are welcome.
How to Create Compelling Characters
I can't speak for everyone but I read for compelling characters. If the characters really move me, the plot can be as thin as it wants; though it's not always easy to have characters carry the whole thing if nothing is happening.
Where do we find compelling characters? In books, of course, but they're obviously not confined to books. Compelling characters in movies are just as important. Unless you're doing improv, plays and movie
How to imroveThese are meant to be tips to help you to improve with your art. I've found these useful and I hope you find them as well.How to imrove2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a lot
Obviously one key to improve is to draw. You cannot expect to become a master at drawing if you don't even draw. Draw everyday, in every place, at any time. Draw a lot different things, animals, humans, objects, plants etc.
It's sad how many people actually start to draw straight on without thinking about it too much. Sketching is necessary to make things go right. Especially if you strive to improve. So please do a sketch.
Learn to see your own weak points
Another way to improve is to acknowledge what you're bad at. When you know, that something is hard for you, don't avoid it instead draw it more. Hands are common problem to a lot of people so don't hide them but draw them. Only way to get better
VIC'S REACTION!!! -The Art Book Project: Phase 2-Here you are!!! The moment you guys have been waiting for!!! Vic's reaction to the Art Book Project: Phase 2!!!VIC'S REACTION!!! -The Art Book Project: Phase 2-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to all of you that made this Project possible and for the care and sweetness that you all put into it. Vic really appreciated it as you can see!!! You guys really are amazingly talented and kind. ^___^
WATCH IT HERE!!! Vic Mignogna Receiving The Art Book Project: Phase 2 At Kawaii Con!!!
(Sorry I froze up, I get shy. XD)
And read this Journal Entry for all the Details on that day. ^-^
This was probably the single greatest few moments of my life. Thank you guys for the honor. I love you all, and Vic loves you too!! Thank you for your hard work!! ^__^
NEW CONTEST!I've decided to start... AN ABSTRACT INTERPRETATION CONTEST!NEW CONTEST!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Choose from any of these images: http://artdesignidea.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Color-Splash.jpg http://pictures-2012.blogspot.com/2011/10/abstract.html or http://abstractartpaintings.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/images-of-abstract-art-2.jpg
Draw a landscape or character inspired by these pieces.
Either link to the piece here or in a note.
Deadline 2-29-12 I changed it due to lack of entries. C'mon people, hurry it up! XD
HAVE FUN! :3
EDIT I forgot prizes. DERP
Traditional figure, two headshots, and three digital chibis from Cartoon-Trash, a llama from GreenArcadia, and a llama and three faves from ouranartgirl, a llama, 2 faves, and drawing from TehFluffyUnicorn, and a full colored and shaded drawing from NinjasHeart
One headshot and two digital chibis from Cartoon-Trash, a llama from GreenArcadia, and a llama and two faves from ouranartgirl, a llama and 2
4th Contest: Aika's 2nd Anniversary?Free Chat:4th Contest: Aika's 2nd Anniversary?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry, it was originally meant to start on 1st March but meh...I'm lazy and want to see how things turned out :U
I also didn't open a 2nd one like my previous contest cause I don't know what to do for it XD;
I was thinking:
-Short Comic featuring Aika and your own UTAUloids or characters
-MikuMikuDance, then again last time this was up hardly anyone joined >_>;
-Duets with other UTAUloids/Vocaloids?
-I don't know...something here?
Starting date: 27th February
End date: 15th April
Voting date: 15th - 17th April
Announcement date: 18th - 20th April
(Announcement date can change sorry...)
-Do ask about it~
If you joined in my previous contests then you're always welcome to join
Feel free to spread this to others as this isn't meant to be a limited thing
-Entries folder: http://futako-yumi.deviantart.com/favourites/48599042
-Aika Heion's folder: http://futako-yumi.deviantart.com/favourites/39424042
==You can use
GREY NOTEBOOK CONTEST !!! END DATE EXTENDED !!!UPDATE (MARCH 16) : THE END LINE DATE NOW IS MARCH 25TH !!!!!! MORE SOME DAYS TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES !!!! IF YOU ALREADY MADE YOURS, LINK ME IF WASN'T !!! GOOD LUCK <3GREY NOTEBOOK CONTEST !!! END DATE EXTENDED !!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
please, read everything.
Hello everyone ! Here we go with another contest !
First of all, COME ON, I WANT EVERYONE ON IT ! I've got 53OO+ watchers, and a lot of you isn't being active with me !!!
I want 100+ entries ! Yes, I want it big !
The awards ?? PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS !
The contest consides on you drawing me (http://100millionpoints.deviantart.com/gallery/31202923#/d4jgh9n), holding a notebook, a grey notebook like this, you don't have to
Vocaloid Art Jam!!: WinnersThis contest is now sponsored byVocaloid Art Jam!!: Winners4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For 5 lucky winners, Vocaloid-fanclub are giving away the chance to win a €50 prize! Cosmepix is a photo editing service, they are able to range from classic editing, to professional enlargement of photos. The prize is only usable on the service, not for real cash. Anyone that has completed the whole contest may get this prize. You will be offered the prizes, but if you don't want it, let us know, and we'll give it to the next winners (those that gave up on the last drawing - although very unlikely!). If simply no one is interested we may decide to keep these for further contests.
As mentioned yesterday, thanks to everyone who has entered, and a big congratulations to everyone who has managed to come to the end of the Art Jam! There were many great contestants, so it was quite hard to choose! Also, one of the reasons for this contest was not only to encourage artists to draw other Vocaloids than the usual ones they draw
10 tips for drawing portraits/realism:Here are the methods I use to draw my portraits. There are many other ways to draw, but I find that these work best when trying to achieve a realistic looking image. These tips can also be applied to any other kind of drawing. Enjoy! Hope this helps10 tips for drawing portraits/realism:4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Outline an area before you start shading it. It will make it much easier when you shade it.
2. Start shading dark areas first, then work your way into the lighter areas.
3. To shade light areas, rotate your pencil in tiny, gentle, circular motions.
4. BLEND BLEND BLEND!! It will make your picture look a lot more cleaner & smoother. Use a tissue or a blending stick.
5. Use a mechanical pencil for detailed areas such as the eyes and hair.
6. To create white wisps of hair: using a sharp object (such as a dead pen), scratch the paper. Then, when you shade over it, the scratched portion will remain white, giving off the effect of white hair.
7. Try drawing upside down. Seeing it in a different perspective really helps!
8. Do not skimp on t
German lesson number two!:3 - Polite talkingHello there!;///;German lesson number two!:3 - Polite talking2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I never expected this journal would become so popular.O///O
So I decided to make another one to help you!:3
Let's start. :iconteatimeplz:
In english, everybody is usually 'you'.
In germany, you have to address people as 'Sie' when they become adults. It's polite, and if you don't do it you seem very rude. There are two ways of 'Sie' in german. One is the feminine sie. This one is used for females. "Sie spielt draußen" - "She is playing outside."
And there is the other Sie, the one I just told you about.
The femine sie is written without a capital letter, the polite sie is written with a capital S - Sie. The polite sie can be used for both, female and male.
Some expample sentence with 'Sie':
Do you know where I can find the toilet? - Wissen Sie , wo die Toillete ist? [ Wisan se wow de towletah ist?]
Points Commissions [CLOSED]if you wants a commission please you send me a note ´ v ` ...Points Commissions [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Hace tiempo que tenia ganas de hacer comisiones, pero solamente las puedo hacer por puntos, porque soy menor de edad y no puedo tener paypal v__v.
No soy buena poniendo precios ORZ, asi que estos son los que me sugirieron
Chibis with simple coloring: 40
Body: 100 [Points]
[damphyr] Body with simple coloring: [Bullet; Blue] 80 [Points]
[damphyr] Full cg [Bullet; Pink] 180[Points]
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple]
is my first comission, so if you think that some thing is wrong..
Win one of 2 FREE Tiny Top Hats! Contest Info!!!!Only 1 day left! TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! Thanks to all our participants!! Can't wait for tomorrow!!!Win one of 2 FREE Tiny Top Hats! Contest Info!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Contest Ends April 3rd at 12:00 PM EST
We will be announcing the winners and giving a SPECIAL announcement so be sure to be here April 3rd!! ^_^
Tiny Top Hats is happy to host our very first original design contest with TWO grand prizes of Two Free Tiny Top Hats!!! Anyone is eligible to enter, and the best part is it's absolutely free!
The Contest Begins March 9th and will end April 3rd There is no deadline to submit your entry, but the sooner you do, the more time you'll have to tell everyone about your design!!
Remember, there are TWO FREE TINY TOP HATS up for grabs!
Read on to learn how you can win either one!!!
Here's how it works. We want you to design your very own Tiny Top Hat. You can draw it, sketch it, sculpt it, photo-manipulate it, describe it, whatever you want. You have creative control! Each winner will receive a Free Tiny T
PROJECT: HETA-LOIDYes! That's right! Our dreams of Hetalia characters becoming downloadable vocal androids is finally coming true! Nihonloid is no longer going to be alone! 8DPROJECT: HETA-LOID5 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm going to need a lot of people to help me out, because this is a BIG project!
There will be four different jobs... below they are listed with a description on what they're going to do to make the Heta-loids...
* - the star means it's optional and that whatever is being listed in front of the star is window-dressing
Okay, we're gonna need TONS of these. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN "PROJECT: HETALOID"!
What the Audio-Expert does is create the voice-samples for the Heta-loids so that they can sing.
If you want to be an "audio-expert" in this project, you'll need the following requirements...
you must own one (or more*) audio programs. I recommend Audacity, Melodyne, and Adobe Audition. If you're not sure whether or not your audio-program is acc
Gakupo Nendoroid/Ueki-loid CD1st May 2012Gakupo Nendoroid/Ueki-loid CD4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you guys remember Kamui Gakupo's Nendoroid? A prototype of his Nendoroid just showed up! Please click the thumbnail below to view it.
A preliminary model for Gakupo on show.
Meanwhile, Ueki-loid continues to be successful as a video came out to promote the CD release this Summer.
Vocaloid3 - added new working link ^^Edit: special thanks to someone (he knows he sended me this, if he wants his name here he should just say, but I don't want to give him unwanted spamming) cause this site http://elrincondelkitsune.blogspot.com.ar/search/label/vocaloid3 has all V3AE Vocaloids online, the dl is only really slow, cause they work with mediafire instead of torrents, but they even have Galaco ^^. I tryed some and they worked, also have an V3 editor, but its not AE, so I don't know how far that one works. But I supose it works, and the voicebanks there also work ^^.Vocaloid3 - added new working link ^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Aoki, LilyV3 and Gackpoid Extended. Dl doesn't work yet, but should do so in a few hours!
Demonoid needs to procces it first ^^
EDIT: I tested it, for me it works the full 100%! Thanks Team Assign for this amazing download!
LOVE YOU TEAM ASSIGN!
Yes Vocaloid3 assign EDITION IS OUT , n
Icon Commissions CLOSEDHi everyonee;; 3 quick slots for icon commissions are open //Icon Commissions CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
sorry if it's really sudden-- :icongrosssobplz:
although I'm really busy I need this so I can get a pm for a special someone u//q//uu <33333
They are for points only, because I don't have a Paypal account.
If you are interested, note me or comment below. 1 slot per person please.
Please send the points after I reply and accept your order. Thank you !
(I will not accept fan characters for commissions since I prefer to do them as free icons instead. ^ q ^ <333)
*I don't do male characters/anthros/nudity/furries either (but I will accept animal ears/tail)
♦ ♦ ♦
♦ Price: 1000 ♦
♦ Includes free blinking animation ♦
icon commission (CLOSED)STYLE 1icon commission (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
6€ / 650 points
4€ /450 points
BOTH STYLE for 8€
(I can change the background but not the character )
10€ /1100 points
12€ /1600 points
only blinking included for style 3 and 4
ask for more animation (I can refuse if it's too complicated)
want something baseless?
just ask if it's possible^^
HOW TO ORDER
Send me a note with the following info:
reference:(visual example where I can see all the details)
position:right(-->) or left (<--)
background: yes/no (if yes how or I'll choose it)
I won't start on your art until I have received your payment
Icon Commission Info- CLOSEDIcon Commission Info- CLOSED4 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
-I have the right to reject any commission request.
-NOTE me with the form below!
-I must receive payment before I can start.
-Max number of icons you can order at a time is 5.
-If you'd like to order in a large batch, note me so we can discuss a discount of some sort
-You can ask how your commission is going, but please don't rush me.
I WILL NOT...
-Work from Gaia avatars & small pixel refs
-Work from descriptions
-Include all details of complex/cluttered characters
$7.00 USD each for animation
(blinking or sparkles)
$6.00 USD each for static
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Please fill out and send via note!
Single or couple
Extra: (For example, crying, stars bottle, sitting on grass, *optional.)
Method of Payment: Points/Paypal. For pay
An important message from your founderHi everyoneAn important message from your founder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know i've been neglecting my duties as founder, and I apologize for it.
Lately, I've been gtting more and more bored of the MMD Community, and eventually drifting farther away from DA. (onlythingkeepingmehereismycurrentobsession;theCreatures)
I believe it's my lack of obtaining PMD editor once more.
As of now i'm trying to regain it again, and maybe i'll get into this again.
Lets get down to business
As you can see, I am still not able to post journals myself >.>
The help desk has gotten back to me saying I need to download a new browser
I've been noticing some...comments with people asking for FULL MODEL help under the "HELP ME PLZ" comments section
And I know I promised to put up a list of groups that could help you with your pmd problems.
I apologize for not putting that up either...
If I dont get it up now, it'll be up tomorrow after I come back from school.
No.48 - New Kagamine Twins Songs + Rankings~!HELLOOOO EVERYONE, WELCOME, AND THANK YOU FOR READING MY WEEKLY POSTS ON THE NEWEST AND HOTTEST KAGAMINE SONGS AS WELL AS RANKINGS!!!No.48 - New Kagamine Twins Songs + Rankings~!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, again as always, remember if you want to download the song, click on the mp3 link I gave you, scroll down and just click on the words -MP3 を抽出- below the graph stating 'streaming and extracting.' Also, the videos I posted would sometimes be copyrighted. DO NOT FEAR. If you only want to hear the song, go to my mp3 link I gave you and just press the play button below the picture ^^
In the rankings, I would predict which of the newest and hottest songs would enter the next week's rankings, so if you see 'PREDICTED' in front, it means I've mentioned it in my last journal and it has entered the rankings ^^
Let's start out the journal with THE MAKING OF TWILIGHT NIGHT! When Synchronicity 3 came out, TSO also put up the making of it on NND but I didn't want to put it up here
because I was lazyOnce you've watched this,