Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
How to draw noses!This week's tutorial comes a bit late but hey, at least it made it in time!How to draw noses!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOSE NOSE NOSE
DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATIONYo! I get a lot of questions on how I create my characters, such as how do I come up with color schemes, markings, the basic idea, all that cool stuff~ X3DESIGN TUTORIAL - BASIC CHARACTER CREATION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I'd thought I do a little design tutorial. This is a TEXT based tutorial, meant to give the tricks/tips that I use.
So prepare to read! I will be using my characters as examples.
This tutorial covers design tips for both ANIMALS AND HUMANS.
KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE TIPS AND TRICKS THAT I USE.
EVERYONE MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.
The Idea: Where and How Do I start?
So you want to create a new character huh? But you don't know where to start with the process....Hmm. When I'm coming up with a new character, I start with the personality about 75% of the time. It doesn't have to be in-depth, just basic personality traits.
So for example I might want a character that is:
- Loud, aggressive, rude, doesn't give a fuck about anythi
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
How To Photograph Your PaintingsHow To Photograph Your Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events 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 become a better colorist? Part 2Hey hey,How to become a better colorist? Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another bunch of hopefully useful advices. I will probably collect it all, make some nice pics and share it as a tut, but don't have a clue when. Probably on my vacation in August.
Wait, I was supposed to get some rest then Oh, well.
Don't be afraid of experimenting! Use overlay and multiply layers over the one you're working on, with different colors to see how it affects the look of your coloring. Use even dodge and burn sometimes, with different ranges (Highlights, Midtones, Shadows etc), but don't overuse it and don't use it as a main tool of your shading. Rather to highlight some element (works well with metal parts) or to add contrast. Use photo filters. Use adjustment layers. Photoshop is a powerful tool! You can be surprised of the result you wouldn't think of on your own. If you're afraid of spoiling your precious drawing, duplicate layers before experimenting or make a snapshot (the icon in the middle on the bottom of History window in PS. Saves a current
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
Getting Started on dA (v4)so youv arrived at dA, choosen a wicked user name (ok, your first choice was taken, but still its pretty cool!) but now what?Getting Started on dA (v4)10 years ago in Personal More Like This
hopefully i can give you a few little hints and tips to get you started on your way to becoming a fully productive member of DeviantArt!
first things first. the first thing i recommend doing is to change your avatar from the standard green dA one you were first issued with. Your avatar is the icon that shows up beside any comments, deviations and news articles you post on deviantART. As well as personalising your site, an interesting avatar is important to attract visitors to your page.
choosing your avatar
the image you choose for your avatar is totally up to the individual! you can pretty much choose anything aslong as you abide to DeviantArt Etiquette policy
many deviants choose something personal to them, whether that be their favourite cartoon character or band member, a piece of their own art, a p
Improve Faster - by Mitch @ Pencil KingsI got an email from Pencil Kings and I thought I'd share it with you all! All credits go to the talented and inspirational Mitch of Pencil Kings!Improve Faster - by Mitch @ Pencil Kings1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wouldn't it be nice if we could achieve the goals that we are working towards more quickly?
The world is speeding up all around us, and thankfully we're able to speed up as well and get more of what we want in less time. Here's some tips that will help you become the artist that you want to be more quickly.
Don't make mistakes - gain experience...
When you are learning if you think too critically of your work it may cause your brain some discomfort. The brain likes to succeed so when you don't quite get the results that you were aiming for, with the wrong attitude it can cause you some distress. Instead of looking at these attempts as 'failures,' you should see them always as opportunities to grow and gain experience.
The problem with looking at a work as a 'failure' is that it won't be too long u
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_68 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2014Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2014Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2014Fire Tutorial by Azot2014
Stone Tutorial by Azot2014Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Cemetery Tears Stock 75 by LadyxBoleyn Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock Netley Abbey Photoshoot 35 by LadyxBoleyn
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
BRUSHESI was asked a couple of time what kind of brushes I use…BRUSHES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well - basically I have a lot, but just a few that I really use for everything.
So here we go with my so called "main_brush_set".
Those brushes are my all time favorites and used pretty much on a daly base.
A few brushes are from the web and some a selfmade or self tweaked.
Hope you have the same fun as I have using those brushes.
The brushes could be found on my Blog (http://malosart.blogspot.de/)
How to gain popularityI've had various people ask me what they can do to get noticed on DA so I'll write a little journal about my experience with various methods of getting your stuff out there.How to gain popularity3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am not at all claiming to be popular myself, I'm just providing feedback.
1. USE GROUPS
Seriously people. It's probably one of THE best ways to get exposure.
There are so many groups too! You will always be able to find one that is suited to your art.
Groups are effective because it gets your artwork exposed to a new batch of watchers (the people who watch the group) besides your own. Try to join groups with lots of members and watchers, as these will give you the most views.
A really great group to gain exposure from is :icongetwatchers:
2. USE THE THUMBSHARE FORUM AND CHAT
Lots of people go to the thumbshare forum and the thumbchat to find new artists to watch and to share their works. These are great places to meet new people and aquire feedback on your deviatio
Photography Troubleshooting: PetsPhotographing pets whether for yourself or as part of a job, is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for tips and tutorials is ever on the increase. Within this weeks article we hope to give you a few pointers and answer a few queries that might have come up. Talty asked us this...Photography Troubleshooting: Pets2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"My camera has a pets & kids setting but they still come out blurry.
I've tried every setting, so far I've had better results with the "EASY"
setting, but they still come out only decent."
Talty is using a high end Canon Powershot which is fantastic for things like still life photography, landscapes and working up close with static options and scenery. But when it comes to photographing animals and in particular as Talty is attempting - kittens, it doesn't compensate for the difficulties such a subject poses. For example kittens are incredibly wriggly, and as Talty has found, getting them to stay still in any one place is a nightmare! So naturally you need a camera that can al
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
Awesome Stock Week: Feature No. 2Awesome Stock Week: Feature No. 26 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Creepy Windows frames by OOOri Stock 79 by EvilHateYouAllStock
Hanging Pack - Preview by SenshiStock Chinese 4 by MyTini Isobel 31 by kirilee
Fire Show 63 by K1ku-Stock Denmark04 by Meggane Harvest Moon 2 by DamselStock
Question for Traditional ArtistsI want to thank everyone for their feedback on the last couple journals!! You ARE awesome!!Question for Traditional Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here is my next questions.
1. How do you sell your original artwork. What would you suggest to someone who is new in venturing into selling their art?
2.If you have purchased a piece of art where did you discover it?
Site Update: Rolled Fine Art Paper PrintsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hanged or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
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Animation Tools and Plugins (Flash)I've compiled a list of useful extensions and plugins for flash animators. You can also view this list on my tumblr, in case formatting got screwed up: http://zedrin-stormshock.tumblr.com/post/39765359684/flash-animation-toolbox-guideAnimation Tools and Plugins (Flash)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To install these plugins, download them, open up your Extension Manager, click ‘install’, and select the .zxp or .mxp file. There should be a description in each file of where to enable the plugin in Flash.
Toon Monkey (David Wolfe)
These are a collection of tools to suit your fancy. Most of them do single functions, so read their descriptions and decide what would be useful. I've listed some of the ones I recommend.
For assets and puppet rigging, I would recommend libAppend and Search and Replace, which allow you to rapidly name and rename symbols.FrameEDIT and FrameEXIT make editing nested symbols easier by taking
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo