The many ways to start a digital paintingThere's really no one way that I start a digital painting. Many people have asked, so I did a short list of how I start my images. I don't think it's all of them as no one method seems to work the best for me. If I'm not getting anything with one method, I'll switch to another method and try that.The many ways to start a digital painting11 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can create a digital painting by starting it with a Base, apply Color, then apply Texture. You use a variety of brushes the entire time no matter if you're on the base, the color, or the texture pass.
Start with a Base:
1. Paint in grey scale. Use subtle variations in the value. Make sure you use a wide range of value say from 2 to 8. Also, vary the values during the transition. For example, if you're painting 3, add value 2, and some value 4.
1.1 Grey Scales with an Image Overlay. Slap down some gray values, overlay an image that's close to the colors you need. Use regular layers to further define the image. I find this me
My first journal. :) 10 Free Features!Hello! ^^My first journal. :) 10 Free Features!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. For the first 10 people who comment on this journal, I will add their avatar and 3 of my favourite deviations by them on the list!
Just leave comment and have fun.
1. :iconcoffeezombee: ~CoFFeeZomBee
2. :iconehecod: *Ehecod
3. :icondeshardiii: !alevkov
4. :iconatozy: ~Atozy
Sjonnie the cat II by ~Atozy Lights out by ~Atozy
5. :iconandjbs: *billndrsn
Cling... by *billndrsn Bells... by *billndrsn Busy Bee 2... by *billndrsn
6. :iconsweetmarly: *sweetmarly
Last Rose of Summer by *sweetmarly :t
Art Resources and Tutorials - check it outWish to improve? Wish to learn? Wish to know where you can find better resources and arrive at the internet's small gems of good advice? Free tutorials about Digital Painting, Analyzing Artwork and related?Art Resources and Tutorials - check it out5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Then hang tight - because it's right here (:
Feel free to share any of this if you found it helpful
And have an awesome day
Update!Hi all, I hope you are wellUpdate!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just thought I should let you all know who I'm meeting in Auckland
Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings)
Mela Lee (Vampire Knight)
Ty Olsson (Supernatural season 8)
and a new addition
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter)
and to those who are interested this is the Armageddon Expo page, these are all the guests that will be there ---> http://armageddonexpo.com/nz/
Send me messages you wish for me to pass onto these actors
please spread the word, I do not want people missing out on this opportunity
To those who are new to this, all you simply need to do is send me a note over dA saying exactly what you what to say, and in this order so it looks tidy
Which Guest you are writing to:
Your message to the guest:
Your name and where you are from: (this is optional)
Please Note, you can write to as many guests as you want there is no l
Beep.So it seems I made it to 2000 views, might not seem like much but I definitely appreciate every single view/fave/watch etc! I'm happy with how my work is progressing; thanks to the help I've had from others much better than me I can finally see at least some kind of improvement despite the small amount of time I get to paint these days. There's a bunch of cool paintings in my favourites by some very talented artists so you should check them out if that's your thing Here's a few highlights:Beep.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also....In about 2 months I may be opening commissions Let me know in the comments if you're interested and if I get a few comments I'll definitely give it another go! I will also be open for any freelance 2D/3D game art stuff! More info soon...
Don't forget to check out my Facebook if you like, not much happening at the moment but expect some WIPs soon https://www.facebook.com/jhillcreatives
March (And Novel)Hello all, lots of drawing happening here. I'll be sketching faces and anatomy in the background, and painting pretty concept art to keep you all happy (well, my clients at least!) I'll try to get a few personal pieces done, but bear with me if they are few and far between. But for those who are glaring at me right now (or at least at this journal, which is a little silly, if you think about it), I will be creating something in a different way.March (And Novel)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A big thank you to my epic girlfriend, my watchers, all my friends, and all the support everyone gives me. I never appreciate it enough, so here's a little tribute to the best of you!
:iconDemi-Elf: :iconMiamelly: :iconChimerasBlood: :iconEhecod: :iconjw-18: :iconBanished-shadow: :iconNicola-Montefusco: :iconM0nkeyBread: :iconOddifier: :iconMyrhis: :iconJoakimOlofsson: :iconren-ail:
1000 watchersi cannot belive it :iconrainbowtearplz: thank you so much for supporting me i just wanna hug you all :iconbrohugplz:1000 watchers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Resources[Updated Every So Often]I'll try to update this journal every so often, so check every now and then for additions.Resources[Updated Every So Often]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
\/~YouTube Channels to check out~\/
Now there are many artist on youtube and sadly I haven't even heard of half of them so if you think one should be added comment so that everyone else who sees this journal can go see them too.
These are in no particular order and enjoy.
Build the wallA long time ago some people had work to do. They were going to build a wall.Build the wall9 months ago in Personal More Like This
they faced opposition
they faced distraction
They got off track while swimming in their sins
they saw how behind they got, and did a rush job. They had to start over a few times.
They forgot about Elohim. The one who helps when you are faithful to your task. They got discouraged, and their energy got sapped.
When you face opposition, be very careful with your battles. If you were to go toe to toe with every lie spoken, You'd get nothing done. Just build the wall.
When you face distraction, train your attention. Your task requires your attention. Don't waste it on petty distractions. Some will tickle your eyes and ears. Forget it. Build the wall.
Your sins are on your head. deal with them. The Sins of others are on their heads. Don't waste your time trying to be their judge and savior. Build the wall.
Be patient. You'll save time, and you'll build a better wall.
Elohim is the God factor. The help that comes to
January : Feature MonthlyJanuary : Feature Monthly1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Lazy Thursday at SkyCastle 9 by =tursiart
Punk-Rock by *JimboBox
Storm by ~SnowSkadi
[Make it cold] Now Closed.Oh it is time to get cold, real cold.[Make it cold] Now Closed.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Choose any subject and make it cold, the more bonechilling the better.
*Drawing/painting, Photography, digital, crafts, manipulation, everything goes
* Send a note with thumb or reply in this journal with a link to your submission
* Contest starts 18.10 and ends 30. November 23:59 Cet.
Entried will be judged on:
Impact, the feel of cold should be present, the more the better.
Creativity, being able to put a good spin on something ordinary is a big +
Originality, something out of the ordinary
Solid work, shooting a picture inside your freezer or drawing 1 single ice cube might not get as far as something showing effort.
taken on a late summer afternoon, and made to look conciderably colder than it was.
1st place 3 months premium membership and 1000 points.
2nd place 1 months premium membership and 500 points
3rd place 250 points
Winners will be announced the 3. of Dec
may featured, Ihi everyone!may featured, I7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i've been on da since 19 may - it's really shortly. but i've 50 watchers, about 800 pagevievs and added to favourites now! WOW! that's awesome! i didn't expect that, when i joined so, i just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and so even 100 times! that's all thanks to you. i'm really happy with that you like my pictures.
i decided to do featured journey for all my watchers. so, there it is!
Lake by ~GreenLinkFangirlInto the Blue by ~Tiffany-GrayRise - Ascender (Print Edition) by ~natthan54Burkburnett Tower by ~skays1Kitty by ~shimahiCaraballo mountain -2 by ~J8MDSA Snowy Path by ~TLL-MatheXFire :o by ~notiiceLost Cause by *Confidence-trRose by ~prugi96Img 7719-1 by ~AMONIQSUN SET 3 by *sharkbaitsEvergreen by ~Delta406Gizemlianilar 6638vxx by ~gizemlianilarview from Vidova gora reedited 1 by ~smutyoSunrise by ~PatrickSivilsScreen by ~onehungrypotter:thumb353414670::thumb372657460:25.5.13 (8) by *BliznakaNature's serene beauty by *Cake-freakSpiderweb Design by ~SanglenThis Light by ~BeccaCollisWhispers and Tears by ~Spiritomb1231:thum
Art VS. Porn There's a constant controversy over this. People don't like to see pinups dominating the front page. I've seen beautiful fantasy illustrations starved in favor of borderline-hentai countless times. Unhelpfully, conservatives tend to overlook the technical skill so often present in erotic art, and liberals turn a blind eye to the thriving smut meanwhile the rest of us are struggling to maintain some semblance of objectivity amidst the dissent.Art VS. Porn1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, what's the real difference between art and porn? Actually, it's rather ambiguous, I doubt you're ever going to find a line in the sand that perfectly divides the two. In my experience it's been useful to think of it like this:
there's artistic porn
there's trashy art
Very few people would argue that there's absolutely NO artistic value in this piece:
However, you won't see many arguing that there's nothing sexual about it either. It's defi
Opinion timeSo, hey! It's been a while, hasn't it? To tell the truth, the reason that I've been so quiet lately, is because I haven't gotten a single thing done, and don't expect anything in the next week or so, I'm going on a vacation with my family. But yeah, I really want to get something accomplished before the summer lets up, so here's to hoping? Anyway, I hope you guys have had good summer so far, yeah?Opinion time5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, now time for the real reason behind this journal (besides to see if anyone else is still alive) is some fun opinion time! I'd like to ask a question, and it is...
Which do you prefer, (or is more interesting) The world I've created and its history, or the characters I've spun, and why? Or are they equally interesting to you? If there's anything else you like/dislike feel free to share!
Also, I'd really appreciate it if you could leave your favorite and least favorite character of mine as well. Whatever comes to
Here...I'm still alive, if just barely. Now then, it looks like I'm going to be making a comeback here.Here...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Did anyone miss me? Or was my disappearance bliss?
Whoo!100 deviations everybody! I never knew thid day would come, but it has. Thanks for all your support, you guys are lovely!Whoo!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Open Invitation to All Muscle ArtistsGreetings to all Muscle Artists,Open Invitation to All Muscle Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Masters of Muscle is once again accepting new Artists who would like to display their work at the largest and longest continuously operating site dedicated exclusively to Muscle Art and Physique photography.
No Matter what type of work you create we are interested! Photo manipulation (morphs), 3d poser, sketches, drawings, paintings or just about anything muscle related.
You will of course receive full access to the wonderful collection of work that Masters of Muscle has amassed since 1999 and is second to none anywhere in the world. Many great Artists display their work at Masters of Muscle and now so can you. Don't be shy. Whether you are a professional Artist or just starting out we consider everyone for inclusion.
Please visit the site by clicking the link below. Then drop me a note here at DA if you are interested.
Masters of Muscle: http://www.mastersofmuscle.com/
Best Wishes, Morphed Muscle
Communicative type?My friends often tell me, I'm very hard to get through to me. SMS, IM and so on... not really my type. I'm not into sitting right in front of my desktop and waiting for the man/girl/what ever on the other side of the internet to responds. I'm more into going out with my friends in real 3D with sorround sound of a bar/club/lounge. Having a good time.Communicative type?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But lately some friends asked if I got a twitter account. I always denied. Same thing like IM... but a friend showed me, what I can do. Its not about chatting, mostly about "keeping my friends on my track".
So... he won. I've created a twitter account.
If you want, you may follow me - but don't expect long conversations! For that... you have to meet me in real!
06.07.12Forgive and forget...06.07.122 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll stop chasing but I'll keep hoping...
never bring the past to the present...
learn from it...
at this moment, this is where I start a new...
forgive people who have hurt you...
forget all the things that are painful...
learn from those experience...
I'll make a new story... a new chapter...
I'll make sure I'm the protagonist...
(not literally comic wise)
I'll make drastic change...
Just you wait...
I guess I can wait :)I honestly feel sick and feverish today since Tuesday evening...I guess I can wait :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I took my day off yesterday but promised to help out on work remotely...
Now I have work again today... hope I can make it through the day...
Anyway.... I guess I can wait for my love to come back...
I've promised to wait even if I were to choose to wait or date other...
I was trying to find a date online but as I was looking at their profiles...
nothing seems to match for me...
I've never asked someone out before except now...
Gave me "Teddy" for me to take care of, I feel like a kid bringing it everywhere I go..
and beside me when I sleep... I guess my folks had a hint that I have someone hahaha...
Texted me last monday and last night... saying good night...
This Saturday would be the last day I get to spend time with my love...
and this week was a teaser for me for weeks to come starting June 12... our day...
Summer is almost at its end... it was a fun, crazy 6 months of my life...
went to Baguio, to another city, got
The Missing Piece Meets the Big OThe Missing Piece Meets the Big O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Click on the image to read "The Missing Piece Meets the Big O ")
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein about love, friendship, family, relationship...
Morning Smiles :)Start your day with a smile guys, no matter what you're going through for today...Morning Smiles :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Best to be with when...These past few days, I've been in an emotional and spiritual dilemma...The Best to be with when...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've talked to people who I thought they'd be of good help, but it turns out they hurt me so much more that I expected...
When I talk to people, I dont normally go mentioning actual names, so I use aliases like Mr.A, Ms.B etc...
Its just my act of protecting them... It does hurt when they share their thoughts about them...
I'd go "You dont know anything about them, they're not like that..."
I intentionally dont have plans on going to Angeles, Pampanga yesterday...
But if it weren't for :iconKodeshi: I'd be stuck at home missing out on something fun that might happen...
Spend the entire afternoon with :iconAkira777: and :iconkodeshi:... we were suppose to meet one of their friends who Im so interested to see...but she couldnt make it...
I've been wanting to buy Clow Cards eversince I knew of Card Captor SAkura...
but initially, my mindset was, they're just play cards... but it was when Aki and Kodeshi show