Animation in Pixel ArtPortuguese Version HereAnimation in Pixel Art2 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
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,
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
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
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
(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 Challenge2 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
Want you art published in a book??Want you art published in a book??2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :iconcherriuki:, :iconnegshin:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
"I want to be a better artist."This is a sentiment I hear often on dA. It's usually followed by a question regarding how one should go ABOUT becoming a better artist."I want to be a better artist."4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've no doubt made journals like this in the past, but here's another one. This page was in dire need of an update, either way. : )
I could probably talk your ear off for a mile and a half about why I should be the last person you ask for creativity-boosting advice. Aaaand I have my reasons for this, but that's not really what anyone who writes me wants to hear, I think. It's just a fair warning. I'm not an accredited teacher, I was far from the most capable person at my college, I've made a metric crapton of mistakes, and I am nowhere near where I'd like to be in my own personal artistic endeavors. If that doesn't bother you, well, keep on reading!
The best way I could aid anyone interested in bettering themselves would probably be by giving you the advice that inspires me the most. Stuff I've heard from frie
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 Brush1 year 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
Meaty MessageMeaty message-Meaty Message2 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey man, I thought perhaps you might be able to shed some light on something;
Where does one start with getting into your world? illustration? Animation? General fine art? I’m 28 and looking at rebooting my life by advancing my favourite lifelong hobby into (hopefully) a better job, but to risk 3 years of my life and upwards of £30k, I don’t want to go in the wrong direction right at the start.
I know you’re USA and I’m UK, but what course did you do? What’s your origin story, and your advice to someone who wants to follow a similar path?
Cheers bro, really appreciate the time you take to read this meaty message.”
First off, sorry for the late reply. I let messages build up and answer when I can. I wonder if you’ve already made some decisions about your direction toward comics and this response is way too late! But regardless, I’ll answer anyway! I’m up in the mid
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
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
New Website!Hello lovelies!New Website!5 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
I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they?
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive revi
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]
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
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!
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
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]
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
(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
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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
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
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,
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I've chosen the winners xDD
Aaand here they are:
15 USD via Paypal or 1200 points by me Miitsune
Icon in any style by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by me Miitsune
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by hisagiku
Pagedoll by G-Awi
Icon by mokru
Icon by xx-tsuna-xx
Chibi by Moofen
Chibi by Muffin-Doll
Pixel icon by SoulKillur
Pagedoll and icon from Liliire
Digital drawing by Deer-Head
Watch and llama from :devOrzephl
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be