Digital painting tips for beginners.I'm not the best person to give advice about art, once I do not consider myself an artist (yes, it's true lol). But I've always been very curious and interested with the theme "digital painting", and I spent (and still spend) hours and hours watching videos 2 hours long on Youtube lol livestreams, etc.. I think I'm the only person who has the patience for it, hahahaha, but it was what helped me to evolve and learn all the techniques I know now to perform my work. I asked the help of many artists that I admire, and some even helped me, but most of them do not care how much you want to learn. Thinking about it, I decided to make this journal to pass them what little I know, and I hope that this is helpful for someone. Are simple tips and a little obvious, but unknown for some people who just started in this world full of possibilities. I only ask, first of all, for you dont give up. The difficulties were made to be overcome.Digital painting tips for beginners.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the central theme of the
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 SAI3 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
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
The Artists Toolbox: Photography StudiosHearing the word studio makes me think of expensive rooms with top of the range equipment, fantastic lighting and only professional awesome photographers inside of it. In reality however, you can create a Photography studio for just about any type of Photography and it doesn't have to cost very much.The Artists Toolbox: Photography Studios2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Macro Studio
Macro Photography can be undertaken pretty much anywhere, but sometimes you just want to shoot something in a neutral environment with a plain, unobtrusive backdrop. Many photographers shy away from doing this because they think it's too complicated - actually you would be doing yourself a favour if you did try it, it can really help improve your work.
For starters, you don't even have to have expensive flash. You could use any lamp that you can easily move around, to give a bit of light into your mini studio. You also need a couple of sheets of card or paper, and a cardboard box. The sizing is completely up to you and up to the size of the o
Color Theory EP 03!!Here is episode 3 of the series, this time I'm coloring an environment :0Color Theory EP 03!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Share & Subscribe, that would be awesome
Let me know what you guys think yo. -marc
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
PE: Tantalizing AbstractTantalizing AbstractPE: Tantalizing Abstract2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art, uses a visual language of form, color and line. Understanding of abstract art takes an open mind and imagination - there is no right or wrong answer to the question "What do you see", it's always open to interpretation. What makes people uneasy while looking at an abstract artwork is that they can't say automatically what is the art about, some might even assume that the artist must be lacking skill when choosing to paint abstract pieces instead of reality. Also, these compositions sometimes look so simple that it's easy to assume anyone could do it. However, give it a try, you'll see that to create an elegant and powerful abstract composition takes much more than meets the eye.
Let's enjoy a few abstract artworks in different media
Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
Lessons Learned: How I Dealt With An Art ThiefEvery day, many people on deviantArt find themselves dealing with art thieves off-site (outside deviantArt). There are many ways to approach this issue, but this article is about how I went about it. I'm only writing this in an attempt to be helpful to others going through the same thing, or give ideas to those going through it who don't know where to start or what to do. Becoming victim to an art ripper isn't a hopeless, helpless situation. Though I was inexperienced with the issue at the time and justifiably angered, I was able to prevail through a mixture of help from other kind deviants, a professional manner/attitude and resources found on the web.Lessons Learned: How I Dealt With An Art Thief8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My particular case began one day about a week after my first Daily Deviation was given to me by Aeires. Up until that time I was a relatively unknown artist, and was minimally protecting my work with an easily removed watermark. I didn't really think my work was worth stealing, and honestly hadn't thought about what would happen if
Improving your Manga-styleManga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still dont know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.Improving your Manga-style7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.</i>
Ive been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especi
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuidePE:Color Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)A collection of tutorials I'm featuring for you !F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find your department and have fun !
Watercolors and other paints
Copics and other markers
Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatComplete Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatTutorial: Copic Skin Coloring by MzzAznCopic marker Tutorial - part 1 by yaichinoTUTORIAL :: COPIC by EcthelianGuide: Buying Copics v2.1 by KhallandraCopic Eye Tutorial by XXAnemiaProMarker Tutorial by NashimusCOPIC marker tutorial by luleiyaWalkthrough: Colouring with Copics Version 2 by Khallandra
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysTutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubimColor Pencil Tutorial Part I by Mana-KyusaiColored Pencil Tutorial by nokechaColor pencils Tutorial English by Yenni-VuColored Pencil Tutorial by vantidFog's Colored Pencil Tutorial by fog-mireTRADITIONAL COLOURING TUTORIAL by EliciaElricColoring Skin (Color pencils tutorial) by BKLH362Painting with Pencils: a Tut by Lusc-FireColor Pencil Tutorial by YueYukiSteps :Curiosity killed the Cat: by Youmi-dtColored Pencil Tutorial Part 2 by medli20COLOURING TUTORIAL PART 1 by tavington
Vodka Mutini sewing tutorial by lishlitzPlush Donut Tutorial by devliannVideo Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMelHow to: Rainbow Cupcakes by Marki-san-DesignFun Tip Friday #13 by SmallCreationsByMelKoi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMelFun Tip Friday #14 by SmallCreationsByMelSculpting Tutorial by SgtMilenkoTutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupoCelestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 2 by Blackout-Comix
Sketching/Inking and Charcoal
Letters: how to...Hello deviants! How are you today?Letters: how to...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I want to tell you how you can communicate with other deviants, with and without Internet.
As you know, everyone can send Notes to everyone (except !banned deviants). If you want to talk with somebody, why not to send a note?
Click at random deviant, it can be im-not-sana
First, look at im-not-sana's info: maybe you like her art, or you'd love to talk about her Conceptography Feature series, or you just want to know more about her, why not?
Click "send a note" and...write!
You don't know me, i'm a *name*, __years old. I'm living in *country*,
i see you're living *at the same country*.
I'd love to know something about you,
if you want we can chat here or use dAmn.
You can also use emoticons
The Artists Toolbox: Roundup and Callout!We've come to the end of our first Artists Toolbox Week - huge thanks to those who contributed articles because without the hard work from a few deviants, the week wouldn't have been possible. However it went down well which is why we're working on the next one! If you'd like to take part please note Kaz-D with your thoughts. The next Artists Toolbox Week is September 9th -> September 15th 2013! Without further ado, here is a roundup of this weeks articles...The Artists Toolbox: Roundup and Callout!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Using Powerpoint as an art tool!
Do's and Don'ts of Digital Painting
PE: dAmn It - What is it?dAmn it - What is it?PE: dAmn It - What is it?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dAmn it is a database of quotes for deviants to post any funny situations they have witnessed on deviantART's chat network.
For your quotes to appear in the database, they must be approved by a Community Volunteer.
Some tips (taken from the FAQ):
Trim useless partsAvoid inside jokes. Remember, these quotes are going to be seen by everyone, and few people are going to appreciate private jokes!This is supposed to be a database of funny quotes, so please keep it in topicRemove potential thousands of "lol" and "rofl" lines from the end
Browsing dAmn it
+♥ (+heart) a Quote:
You can select your favourite quotations in the database by clicking the little +heart button next to each quote. You will then be able to view these quotations in the
My brushes and demo (video)My brushes and demo (video)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you can, view the videos with the captions on XD
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan
How to Protect your digital sales v.1.2[Updated]How to Protect your digital sales v.1.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
V.1.2 - #9 rule Added on - 8/1/2014
Due to recent drama caused by ToxicMutagen/Pixlett, I'm making this handy-dandy guide for newbie salesmen who wish to protect their interests.
Hi! Are you an aspiring digital artist? Do you want to sell your creations? Never a better time than now! However, there are people out there who will lie and decieve you for your hard-earned cash and it could ruin you if you are not smart about protecting your own assests! Here's some tips for you fellow digital art sellers out there:
1) CREATE A TERMS OF SERVICE.
*Your ToS should probably include something about the things you will and won't draw, the right to refuse service at anytime, information of how to properly place and cancel an order, and any repercussions that will happen by not abiding by this agreement.
2) HAVE THE BUYER E-SIGN A WRITTEN CONTRACT STATING THEY AGREE WITH YOUR TERMS OF SERVICE* AND AGREE TO PAY THE AGREED UPON PRICE. DO NOT TAKE A PA
How to Stock 4- CostumesWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 4- Costumes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the fourth article, I asked Elandria, kirilee, and Tasastock all about costumes. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
Where do I even start?
:iconelandria: Elandria says:
Wherever you like! Pick a theme or a colour or a character from your favorite movie or book - whatever inspires you can lead you to creating an awesome costume - and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune!
:iconkirilee: kirilee says:
Start with what you have around you, and if making something, your level of skill.
For the first, it is amazing what pieces of your own wardrobe and linen closet can be turned into when you look at it from a different angle. The secret is t
DESIGN CONTEST!!!!! P.M. PRIZES!!I've decided I want to hold a design contest! This will be my first contest, so I'm hoping it goes well! ^^DESIGN CONTEST!!!!! P.M. PRIZES!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, I would like a new creature/character I can draw or paint or whatever, just a little guy I can love forever. I already have one, Hoot: http://lolitari.deviantart.com/art/comssion-334943808?q=favby%3Atimelessnotes%2F51373174&qo=3 and I'd like one more :3 I already love Hoot forever so you can be assured I will look after the winning design! ^-^
Please remember to read my likes/dislikes below for a better chance at winning :3
First off, I will tell you the prizes. There will be 1 winner and 2 runner ups.
Premium memberships are offered, but if the winner does not wish to have a P.M. or already has a 12 month or whatever, I will give the equivalent in points.
If you would like to donate prizes, please tell me! Even if it is just a llama or a fav, let me know!!
3 month Premium Membership OR 636 points
Additional 400 points
Llama and watch f
TUTORIAL - Tips for All ArtistsHello everyone!TUTORIAL - Tips for All Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have written a tutorial like this before here. But recently I have had more thoughts about it that I decided to share. As you may have noticed, I am not a professional artist, I am a hobbyist and self-taught, and what I will expose here is what I've learnt from my own experience. Even so, I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you!
Another note: English is not my first language, so I apologize if I commit any mistakes.
Feel free to correct my grammar any time, as well as make suggestions or asking questions!
This tutorial is for every kind of artist, but sometimes I will focus more on visual artists (since it's my speciality).
I believe that everyone can be an artist, and this tutorial has not only the purpose of providing advices and tips, but also motivation for all.
1. Your Image as an Artist on dA
2. Your Image as an Artist outside dA
3. Your Popularity
4. Your Art Process
5. Your Artistic Style
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
More Game Plz Account ListLast Updated February 04, 2013More Game Plz Account List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Ever In Progress, because it should update regularly)