Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQsHello everyone,Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes with the flood of information these days, it becomes really easy to lose track of the basics of what you can and cannot do and what is and is not required for submission. I thought I would put together some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Photomanipulation Community. Many of these answers are also relevant to the rest of dA.
I hope this is useful as we move forward with PE: Photomanip Month!
Does my artwork need a mature tag?
deviantART defines mature content as "Mature content is considered to be anything which contains nudity, excessive violence, blood, gore, or any other potentially upsetting or offensive material" and suggests that images that are controversial, such as religion and politics, may also be considered "mature." But, the definition of "mature" is more broad than that. See :faq220:
So what does this mean for YOUR specific artwork? The FAQs also explain that: :faq554:
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
The unseen stock - FebruaryI promised to make a monthly stock feature, and here is the first oneThe unseen stock - February2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to give you a collection of mostly stock that has not so many favourites so you can discover new great stock artists and resources!
Hope you enjoy!
Waiting by Elisa-ErianDaenerys Stock 2 by MikkiCrossCCNordic Warrior #2 by Liancary-StockTeira 17 by TasastockNinfa by Kato-FantasyViviane 13 by Kuoma-stock
Ghost IV Stock by SusanaDS-StocksMasquerade 4 by kirileeUnder The Ivy 09 by LadyxBoleynPirate Stock 10 by MelHeflinsnow elf #6 by Liancary-Stock
Begonia 7 by PirateLotus-StockNature nymph stock by Kato-Fantasydaniela andrea stock 13 by ayumidany14
Lacko castle, hallway by RavensLanefactory ruins 270 by gestandene:thumb347352784:
:thumb349542035::thumb352293226:Foggy Forest 30 by NessaPalmerStockCleaning My Bathroom STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
0001 by RockStocksSky stock 52 by Muse-of-StockMountain 299 - vertiginous path on the top by Momotte2stocks
Untitled by feainne-stockStock0702132 by Solanaceae85Marco Island Beach Evening 6 by Lauren-LeeCape Nelson 4 by FallowpenStock
Rolling Waves at Sunset by WhimseystockMontain-stock streamy by streamy-stockMist2 by DavidofArbelaStockMultnomah Falls 3 by destinysWalrus
Stock - Light Snow Fall in Fintry by SimplyBackgroundsSTOCK Coolangatta Beach 126 by fillyroxZauberwald XIII by mimose-stock
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
To honour all the beautiful Model StockToday I like to honour all the beautiful Models and they Photographer, I also like to "Thank you that you STILL offer FREE STOCKTo honour all the beautiful Model Stock3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You all are just amazing if you are the model or the photographer you are outstanding in your own way
106 by MoraNox-Stock042 by MoraNox-Stock
Stock Cristina 1 by Ariel87-Stock:thumb306286671::thumb306566203::thumb292397486:
[Heart] :iconAurelia-Isabella: [Heart]
White Dawn 7 STOCK by Aurelia-IsabellaSnow White 15 STOCK by Aurelia-Isabella:thumb308317694::thumb307965204:
[Heart] :iconauroradreams: [Heart]
Pink Frills Archives by auroradreams:thumb117662517:Waiting in Vain 16 by auroradreams:thumb266435983:
[Heart] :iconCathleenTarawhiti: [Heart]
Ruby 3 by CathleenTarawhitiPink Maiden 5 by CathleenTarawhiti:thumb308626823:Cassandra 3 by CathleenTarawhiti
Femininity Stock the 2ndEnJOYFemininity Stock the 2nd4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
bloody stock by LadyStarDustxx ASOIAF: Cersei Lannister 28 by PrincessAndDragon Autumn stock 19 by Catarina-stock Volturi Stock 01 by GillianStock :thumb194218969: Marie 4 by Eveningarwen :thumb173450416: :thumb176076026: the layde of shalott 2 by magikstock Jelinek na Kounicove 19 by deviant-caroline Zima 2 by LialiaD-stock :thumb190668809: Victoria Raven 1a by jagged-eye Erica and Fishie II by fetishfaerie-stock :thumb190740895: :thumb190040936: White and Water by fetishfaerie-stock Warriors 1 by MissSouls-stock How to Barge In On Someone - 7 by mjranum-stock fort Churchill by magikstock :thumb151862066: stock by richi8 Stock 201 by Lady-Moriendistock JCY Bride in the Water III by geoectomy-stock Break 2 by MissSouls-stock Braiding IV by Eirian-stock :thumb184462038: :thumb186179227: Fairytale Castle 86 by MarjoleinART-Stock mask-8 by xstockx Dip by Dove-Stock :thumb140543117: :thumb153454544: Restless Spirit 11 by auroradreams tut tut it looks like rain by PhoeebStock Lady Mad Hatter 10 by mizzd-stock Ella11 by faestock Terezka mezi fikovnikama by deviant-caroline Valayne 7 by liam-stock :thumb172057068: 031 by crackx-stock Photo by Art Ketchum by perfectmuse :thumb155953767: :thumb179770577: :thumb179569737: Soul of Music 25 by Kechake-stock Tanit-Isis Violin V by tanit-isis-stock Black Sadness 14 by Kechake-stock :thu
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
The Unseen Stock - AugustMODELThe Unseen Stock - August6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 26 by PirateLotus-Stock ...And very far away 97 by RachgracehStock The Geisha 04 by KittyTheCat-Stock Pre-Raphaelite Fairy 02 by svp-stock
Fairy Bower 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Iceland 9 by LeikyaStock Landscape 2 by Gambathy
Iceland 3 by LeikyaStock mountains 04 by celeste1987 Ireland 11 by AfrolovertjeFireworks Texture 12 by Cassy-Blue
Beach white sands by Simbores 479 by MASYON Iceland 2 by LeikyaStock Sunset 5 by queenofeagles
Clouds Stock 54 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Background Stock 8 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
Resources - MayThese are resources I faved and like!Resources - May2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Texture 84 by Voyager168 Made A Fool Of Me by lookslikerain Texture Pack 6 Shadowplay by longlongwaydownTexture Pack 6 Shadowplay by longlongwaydown Feather Texture Vampstock by VAMPSTOCK TexturePack3 by thinkgaytissBokeh icontextures by BTTRFLYKISS
Paper texture 'yellow tree' | PNG by mercurycode Texture pack 05 by freefolking Texture Set 27 // Unreal Fantasies by remon-gfx chinese textures 12 by Benyol Old stained inside of a book cover | PNG by mercurycode naturra textures set by patzbone 3 800x600 Textures - 1805 by Missesglass Texture pack 03 by elphielein ChaoticRoad's Textures Pack #7 by SoDamnReckless Texture Pack 01 I Paper and Others by belle-liberte Taented-love Texture B&w by kaleidoscopeEYE Pack 35 by accio-glow Texture 325 by Sirius-sdz Texture pack 5 - The Lonely Shepherd by KrypteriaHG Texture Pack 11 by mariaromerobarbero
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
LIST Members COMMERCIAL STOCK PURPOSE ALLOWEDUNRESTRICTED STUFF. This is a list about stock for a Commercial Purpose allowed (could be use outside DA) for DA USERS ACTIVE ONLY.LIST Members COMMERCIAL STOCK PURPOSE ALLOWED6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(if you have more group or members with a commercial purpose, tell me please and if I don't respond when you want to submit in your group, send me a message. You can ask to go out this list) :
This list is submit in the group : :icono0-freebies-stock-0o:
No sell, no reproduce, no steal, no redistribution, no say as your own (stocks/ressources), respect the autor, thank's. Read rules about the member before to use stocks/ressources please.
Please credit the autor if you use some stock or resources and link back.
Nice day, good fun with your creation.
ALL KIND OF STUFF STOCK AND RESOURCES :
:iconcommercial-stock: :iconanarasha-stock: :iconcelticstrm-stock: :iconmoonglowlilly: :iconmelyssah6-stock:
PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY :
My Stock RulesI'm very often asked about my stock rules, so i suppose it's a good time for sharing them for your comfort, my dear artists!My Stock Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-My stock is absolutely FREE for use
-You CAN PUBLISH your works, where you use my stock, ANYWHERE you'd like only leaving the link to my DA page
-You CAN use my stock for creating the works with any plot you'd like
-LET ME KNOW if you use my stock by sending a note or leaving the comment under the photo or on DA page
-You CAN use any photo from my gallery even if it's not marked as a stock
-You should LEAVE CREDITS in the description of your work to my stock
Suppose that's all for now))) Hope my gallery could be useful for you)))
With love, Lady Aquarius
My FB http://www.facebook.com/nadin.ladyaquarius and http://www.facebook.com/LadyAquariusPhotography
Special feature : TwilitesMuseHey everyone!Special feature : TwilitesMuse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've been inspired by the same stock models, but one especially stands out to me as needing more attention. She has so many poses to choose from and has given me a lot of ideas, so I thought she might help other people too!
Obviously, her name is TwilitesMuse! :iconsherlockwinkplz: And here are some examples of her stock .
Plunge by TwilitesMuse Defense 4 by TwilitesMuse
Light in the Dark by TwilitesMuse Bending by TwilitesMuse Flying 1 by TwilitesMuse
Enjoy and have fun .
UntitledI have this thing... this thing in my handUntitled3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not of this world but of all are inside
It expands the size of the oceans the lands
And beyond the bonds of fabric
All is to see in the palm of my hand
You dare to look child?
Inside yourself and the entire universe.