New Website!Hello lovelies!New Website!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download. charliebowater.co.uk
Limited Edition Prints available here
Digital Painting 101 [Tutorials]Not too long ago, Lifehacker and Matt Kohr published an excellent guide to Digital Painting for beginners! If you're interested in learning in how to paint or looking how to improve your skills, look no farther! The entire series teaches you the basics, from brushes to erasers! Below is entire series, ready to watch!Digital Painting 101 [Tutorials]3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(also see Photoshop 101)
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 1: Get Started Painting on Your Computer Text Version
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 2: Brushes and Erasers Text Version
Digital Painting 101, Lesson 3: Mixing Paint
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
B-day Points Giveaway *Closed*Thank you very much to everyone who entered and wished me a happy birthday! Can't wait for the next giveawayB-day Points Giveaway *Closed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner of 322 points: :iconChie2013:
In honor of my 19th Birthday
next week (3/22) I'm giving away
You must fav this journal to be enterd
Give :iconVivi113: a llama
^You MUST comment down below that you gave her a llama or your bonus entry will not be counted!
ALSO! I will give a llama to everyone who enters
Contest ends sometime on the 22nd of this month!
Photomanip: Working with TexturesWelcome!Photomanip: Working with Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures are a critical part of so many photomanipulations, but they're not as easy to use as they appear. Below are some great examples of photomanipulations that, in my opinion, demonstrate excellent use of textures:
The goal of this article . . .
. . . is to serve as a resource for those of us who enjoy having textures be a predominant part of our photomanipulations and mixed media work so we can learn to use textures properly. Texture misuse or abuse can ruin an entire photomanipulation that otherwise might have been good. No matter how good we are at something, we can always grow to be better.
This journal represents the opinions of only one person: me, and it does not claim to be the end-all,
Love- & War-Contest - Deadline tomorrow!Yuukia here!Love- & War-Contest - Deadline tomorrow!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are everyone's entries going? today is the deadline, so make sure to submit them now! Its a great chance to win some awesome stuff guys!
This is a reminder! The contest ends tomorrow at the end of May 5th!
There are not that much entrys so you have a great chance for our great prizes!
3 month Premium-Membership!
Hey Watchers! (Also non-watchers)
Were Hosting a CONTEST!
The theme is Love and War.
(Means the difficult love between Angels & Demons or the everlasting war between them.)
DEADLINE: 5th May 2013
Here's how it's going to go:
All deviants are welcome to participate! We want all of you to.
Deviants who enter are welcome to submit as many entries as they want, but are limited to winning in only one place.
- The Entries must show or express the theme.
- Must involve at least ONE Demon and Angel. (Original Characters are fine.)
- Entries MUST have in the des
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
2,050 Point Contest ON HOLDOk my frostbite contest is comeing to an end so now i will OPEN a new contest with a larger prize2,050 Point Contest ON HOLD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE June 3rd 2013
HOW TO ENTER
You don't need to ask just turn in your entry before the deadline
Can you make a journal or poll to help get the word out
Just draw Markus
Full Body Commission
Everyone Who Enters A Picture
[Bullet; Purple] Headshot Commission
[Bullet; Blue] Entries [Bullet; Blue]
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green] Please Join This Pokemon Role Play Group http://pokemon-mdrp.deviantart.com/ [Bullet; Green][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Red]
Animation in Pixel ArtPortuguese Version HereAnimation in Pixel Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, many people asked for it, so, I'll do ~ i hope that it'll be good, because I'm not good with explanations.
Which the program that I use?
Gimp 2.8 (you can download it in the site, it's free! http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ )
But you can use Photoshop too, because GIMP looks like with Photoshop, but it's free, more simple and more "light".
I'll explain of a mode that is possible make in Photoshop or GIMP, not much detailed, I wait that you know the basic of the program.
Ah! Have many many patience >//<
The images about what I saying are in the right of the text.
Start with a document of size 100x100 px.
And create a "border" (in other layer) with the size 50x50 so you know that your pixel art is in the size correct.
Now you can make
commission informationstatus: fullcommission information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Price: 15$ for a character
outfit design: +5$ for a character
Price: 40$ for a character
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 30$* (only one character for a picture)
*complicated headpiece costs extra
please tell me what emotion you would like me to depict!
waist-up or 3/4
Price: 80$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +10$ for a character
Price: 120$ for a character, 2 characters max on one picture
outfit design: +15$ for a character
Create a character *WINNER*Winner is Decepshun! (from Wolhome)Create a character *WINNER*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With their Entry:
Thank you everyone who participated! It was a really hard decision in the end.
Contest-Create a Character
$20-$30 Plus Full digital pose and a Digital Portrait
Design a unique and aesthetic character
Need to know:
-If you win this contest, the prize money buys me all rights to this character, meaning I have rights to resell, trade, give away, and/or modify your entry. I will always give your credit for the design though.
-There may be more than one winner, in that case there will be 1st and 2nd, and the prize money would be separtated but the winners would both recieve the individual pose and portrait.
-There may be no winners if I don't find any designs that click.
-If you do not win a prize, you may keep or sell your entries
-Designs must be fully custom,
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
How to use Masking FluidPeople keep asking me how to use masking fluid (I tell you, it's really the easiest thing). So instead of making a photo tutorial I decided to show you a video of how I paint with it. Problem is I only had a shitty webcam (so I apologize for the quality), and the sound quality was even worse, so I cut it out. But the whole process is understandable by looking at it, I think. I put some small text explanations too. So I hope masking fluid will be less confusing to you guys now.How to use Masking Fluid3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the video:
Community AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge!Community AquaTip - Internet Watercolor Resources5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Internet Watercolor Resources
Note: unlike our other AquaTips, this one will be periodically updated Tutorials presented here are supplied by :iconleftyfro: :iconab39z: :iconabasss: :iconSiluan: :iconGreenSprite: :iconevilllama-polly: :iconFeidhelm: :iconnoli27: :iconemla: :iconleochi: :iconwitchesrose: :icon00frostfyre00: :iconwildhaggisis: :iconsailortitan:
Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Tutorial & Resources
Watercolor Tutorials - Full of tips and tricks on watercolor technique, also visi
(Closed) Design ChallengeWe're all set and done! Please allow some time for judging to be complete- a few of the judges including myself may have prior obligations.(Closed) Design Challenge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
*Prizes donors needed! If you would like to donate a prize to this contest (be it llama's, watches, points, art, etc.), anything at all- no matter how small- simply leave a comment or send me a note. Donors may also enter the contest, and will be featured by myself.
Total Entries Complete: 31/141 http://sprinklesprankles.deviantart.com/favourites/50898984
Hello, guys! Allow me to just jump right into things. Please make sure you read everything. If you have any questions, just ask. I recommend watching me for at least the journals, for I will be updating this frequently will prize changes, additions, etc. ^-^~
Start: July 17, 2012
End: October 31, 2012 (Extensions can be given if needed.)
-To design a character (full-bodied, or waist-up-no portraits
(OVER) Up to four (4) winners, $20USD eachWINNERS ANNOUNCED(OVER) Up to four (4) winners, $20USD each2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk http://sta.sh/0ouoh250adk
CONTEST IS NOW OVER.
With the exception of one exception made, all entries are final.
Actual judging will commence next week at some time, and winners will be announced by or before the 8th.
Total prizes awarded will be $60USD, $20USD to three (3) winners.
Of the Wind, Earth and Sea.
Hello, one and all, to baark's second art contest! I'll be doing things a bit differently this time around, since this is more or less a minor contest being held in comparision to the far larger one I'm hoping to hold later on in the year.
So... what do I draw?
The three (3) subjects available for this contest are my original characters: Seliphus, Ylycia and Azerilu. Their character sheets are as
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconforunth: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconraisloversakura: :iconToiTsuki: :iconrites-of-passage: :iconfeliane: :iconfdasuarez: :iconheartystar: :iconArt-Eater: :iconshehrozeameen:
The deadline for the contest has been pushed back the 16th of July 12pm GMT. This is the last extension. Please plan accordingly.
Hello! After some deliberation I've decided it is time to hold my first contest. It's going to be based on my story and original characters. The theme is spring. You are free to interpret this time in any way you choose.
My story is set in a contemporary Dublin, but in an alternative timeline where magic is possible. Visually, this means the world has been influenced by different historical periods as the supernatural world seems somewhat more archaic than its technolog
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
Article: Art courtesy 101If you're having trouble getting commissions or finding people to do art for you, and you can't understand why, OR if you seem to be having bad luck with other artists via the results of your requests and paid art, here are a few things you can use to troubleshoot and pinpoint your problem.Article: Art courtesy 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
TLDR: Scroll down the page. Stop every time you see a Q: and read the question. If it's not something you're seeking help for, go ahead and skip to the next question to avoid reading through a wall of text, trying to squint for keywords.
*******COMMISSION-GIVING HELP: ********
Q: "I'm new to DA and I can't get any commissions."
A: The best way to solve this is to go out into the community. Don't just ninja fave, leave comments and start conversation. The more people you know, the more likely one of them will decide that your art is just to their taste and send you commissions. Also, stock up your gallery as fast as you can. The more art you have on display, the more likely someone is to see somethin
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
Monster High Create-A-Monster ContestMonster HighMonster High Create-A-Monster Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Join the ghoulish gang of Monster High™ by creating a new monster for the class of 2013! To celebrate the new Create-A-Monster™ product line, we want you to use your spooky skills and creepy creativity to unleash your own fang-tastic monster and win some incredible prizes!
There are tonnes of gore-geous options for creating your own monster, and you're only limited by your imagination! Get involved and start thinking about who and what your monster will be. You can get inspired by checking out the Create-A-Monster™ start up packs and add ons!
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