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 painting2 years 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
[Make it cold] Now Closed.Oh it is time to get cold, real cold.[Make it cold] Now Closed.3 years 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
Limited Edition Giveaway : Winners!Thanks everyone for entering, here are the winners, congratulations!Limited Edition Giveaway : Winners!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and here is the screenshot.
I have noted the winners, please reply within 24 hours or I will choose another person.
Also, I noticed a lot of participating artists entered, I packed a set in each artist's package so you guys all will receive a set
Many of you are probably aware that we did a giveaway on Tumblr and Facebook a while back - don't worry we haven't forgotten about it.
We apologize for the delay; we were busy with preorders.
Tumblr winners have been notified, but there is a problem with Facebook due to privacy settings.
We could only see the list of people who shared the post AND had a "public" profile. And as you all know, many people have their Facebook on private because of security reasons. We didn't know this before the giveaway because we aren't that familiar with Facebook.
To make up for this, we are giving away
Want to have your art published in an art book?Want to have your art published in an art book?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :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?
ART GIVEAWAY (ENDS TOMORROW!!!)You can win one of these 3 ACEO cards:ART GIVEAWAY (ENDS TOMORROW!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
they are laminated and have a size of 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches, i will pay the shipping to you!
1. This is a thank you gift for my watchers, so you have to watch me to participate. (but please watch me because you like my art, and not because of the give away. that's unfair, don't you think?)
2. Fave this journal (its easier for me to raffle)
3. Tell your watchers about it (a poll, journal entry...) and give me the link in a comment
This give away will go from now until 11th March i think.
The first winner can choose of these three cards, then the second winner chooses one of the remaining cards aso.
the world is my home!I'm at a bit of a crossroads.the world is my home!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let me give a little bit of explanation here.
I've done a fair amount of professional comic work. It's almost entirely by accident, which I realize is kind of a blessed situation, but happily, the one constant in my life as a "professional" has been a weird character I happened upon many moons ago: Gogo.
Which is awesome. I cannot lie. Gogo and the whole "Bomango" canon (such as it is) has been my sushi perfection (see: Jiro) for many these past years. I don't want to change the world; I just want to make a delicious dish. Some might see this as an obsession, some might see it as a sickness, even, others might not even care (why are you reading this, then? The world is on FIRE! Put your passions to that!) But for my part, I have come to terms with the idea that I'm a cook whose entree has attracted a few aesthetic stomachs. There are more and better artists out there with haute cuisine, but this sushi needs development.
Here is my life: I work 40-60
Happy Birthday contest and points raffle CLOSED CLOSEDHappy Birthday contest and points raffle CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Deadline : July 15
Update: More prizes!
Advertise this contest and you may win 100 !
this blog = one chance
Advertise in your journal = one chance (leave a comment or note with the link to the journal)
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Affiliates are also eligible for the draw.
[Star!] Art contest [Star!]
We're celebrating the first year of Furry-Tales with a contest!
Make a birthday party with your art and literature! Birthday card? Photograph of yummy cake? Birthday poetry? A text about your experience in the group? A short comic? Anything is possible.
[Bullet; Black] You have until july 15 to submit your artwork in the contest folder http://furry-tales.deviantart.c
Sweet Fragrance Of Early SpringNothing compares to delicacy of the beginning of spring!:icontruesmiles:Sweet Fragrance Of Early Spring3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Purple Star...... by wingsofdragons Spring is coming! by bhalstead Love is a flower by Betuwefotograaf crocus life's about to start by Yoonett :thumb211653296: Snowdrops IV by MayEbony daffodil as the sun by Niophee :thumb157330511: Spring's here... by Deyutzica Call For Spring II by Althytrion Daffodil by sara-satellite Crocus time by Yoh-Boo Hyacinth - scent of christmas by miss-gardener Spring beauty by orestART Looks Like Spring by cindy1701d Yellow Days. by andokadesbois Blue spring flowers by blueionis :thumb200665633: Three narcissus by TinyWild crocus by cloe-patra Perhaps We Owe the Flowers by MaddLouise :thumb129945991: Spring's bustin out all over 4 by WalnutHill first by ninocc .: Spring Clocks :. by retro2k :thumb286761268: Lady Daffodil by Lionsong New life by RezzanATAKOL Glory Of The Snow II by CecilyAndreuArtwork Early Spring by MaaykeKlaver :thumb205349507: 2011 Gardens: Crocuses by Shadowspirit2000 Pink Hyacinth 1 by panda69680102 Where the world is blue by MaaykeKlaver Narcise by HikarinoChou Two of Crocus by Mogrianne blue spring flowers by SvitakovaEva Spring is here by Vampirbiene :thumb200113538: Fruehlingssonne by Dieffi Sparkles in your eyes by bialy-motyl Spring by ovidiupop
Paul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To PicassoPaul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To Picasso5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PAUL CEZANNE: The Bridge from Monet to Picasso
Untitled by FilledArles
January 19 marks the birthday of Paul Cezanne in 1839.
By the time of his death in 1906, he was recognized, especially by younger artists, as the genius who began his career under the tutelage of impressionist Camille Pissarro, and then went on to become the “architect” who reduced the subjects of his paintings to cylinders,
The Sc-Avenger: June 2013The Sc-Avenger: June 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Excuse Me by Vermontster
Scene de rue - 325 by C-Jook
amazed - color street by fabrizzialex
Trust the Freshness of the Stripes by wchild
Run by Vermontster
Blues brothers by wheeler-photographic
** by stringoiu
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The Talking DogOk, I know it's stupid but she actually bought something online that supposedly makes your pet speak.The Talking Dog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FDA approved and satisfaction guaranteed or money back.
She ground the pill into powder and sprinkled it into Sneakers's (Our dog) water bowl and I watched as he happily lap the last drop of the "enchanted" water.
Her: Hi, Sneakers! Say something. Oh, call me "Dominus!"
Me : ...
Sneakers: Hello, Dominus. -wags his tails happily-
Her: -squeals in disbelief- OH MY GOD, it actually worked! I have to record this!
Sneakers: Hello Second Masteó
Me: -puts a finger to my lips- Sh, down Sneakers. -pats Sneakers on his head-
Her: What was that Sneakers?
Sneakers: Hello Dominus! Hello Dominus! Hello Second Master! Hello Second Master!
Me -face palm myself- Shit...stop that. Sneaker, stop!
Her: -the smile fades off her pink glossy lips, her large brown eyes draw into a frown- Who is "second" master? -looks behind her uneasily, staring right at me. Well, more like right through me, into the empty a
You are a bad personMaking mistakes or bad decisions does not make you a bad person. A bad person is someone who do them but never owns up to them.You are a bad person2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all make mistakes, we all make bad decisions, whether because of our emotions or our situations. Everyone has problems, and nobody's perfect. We all got things to learn and we learn them all differently.
But you never owned up to what you did. You never gave your due apologies.
You keep giving excuses like "I didn't know better", "I wasn't feeling well" or even "it wasn't that bad".
You keep turning the tables by justifying your deed as a form of "punishment", a "lesson", a "necessity" or because you "had no choice".
You only pity yourself by expressing self loathe and self regret. You speak so greatly about the pain and disappointment you feel, yet you fail to share that felt by the others because of your deed.
You half-ass your responsibility to redeem yourself from this by doing unrelated good deeds and sending materialisti
Invitation to CurateInvitation to Curate6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Invitation to Curate
Gallery by Mumtazzaidi
Someone once said that the decision of where to direct one’s eyes is the most important decision in photography.
That could apply to all art. Throughout the course of a day, we are exposed to thousands of pieces of content. How do we discern what is important, what is pleasing and relevant? How do we present what matters to us, and focus attention on those aspects that matter?
Curation is more than packaging
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Smithsonian's Asian Art Now OnlineSmithsonian's Asian Art Now Online5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Smithsonian’s Asian Art Now Online
Lacquer Box From FREER|SACKLER
America’s Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Just a short walk from the White House, has had its up’s and down’s over the years since opening in 1846.
The Smithsonian’s Washington complex of nineteen museums, nine research centers, and a zoo, has been enjoying a recent renaissance of reorganization and a welcome if belated introduction into the digital age.
Faves + HealthSometimes I wonder why people don't like to be thanked for faves ;v; I mean, what's wrong with showing your appreciation?Faves + Health4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I guess some people would be annoyed if their profile was just filled with comments saying 'thanks for the fave' or 'thanks for the watch', but there's no need to be aggressive about it like I've seen some people be.
It's just someone saying thankyou. What's wrong with that?
Anyhoo, I'm gonna be a dork and say THANKS FOR THE FAVES! To everyone who's even once faved something of mine. It really helps keep me motivated, so thanks a lot!
Though recently I've been less and less happy with my art. Maybe I'm hitting an at block, or maybe my whole health situation it affecting it too. But... I'm definitely not as happy with my stuff as I used to be. Even drawing the most simple of images seem to be a struggle now.
Maybe I'm getting rusty or something, lmfao. After I graduate I might take a short break or something... to try and knock myself out of this weird mood I'
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
A Mary Sue RantYou know what I mean. Mary Sues. They are the bane of any fanfic writer in any fandom all over the world. And what bugs me is that no one seems to know how to define one and ends up making one due to being fed misinformation about what the hell it is anyway.A Mary Sue Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is NOT simply someone who has cool hair.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool name.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool gadget, style, appearance, etc.
It is NOT simply someone who has a few canon friends, or knows some awesome skill, or has a tragic backstory.
AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT SIMPLY A TERM FOR A CHARACTER WITH SOME TRAIT YOU DON'T LIKE.
You'd be surprised how many Mary Sues qualify as such due to having a sheer lack of inherently good qualities. This happens because of that last thing on the list, where people who are supposedly defining what a Mary Sue is instead shoehorn stuff they just don't like onto their list of Sue-ish traits. This generally results in people trying to a
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
POINTS AND ART GIVE-AWAY (CLOSED)!!!!!!EDIT 2: ONLY TODAY!!!!!!! So, if this will reach 500 participants I will make a 3rd place!POINTS AND ART GIVE-AWAY (CLOSED)!!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: since its quite confusing for some of you Ill make it clear again.
To participate, just be sure you're a watcher and fave this journal! That's it!!! The rest is OPTIONAL for a second chance to win!!!
So, I really love doing this
I know many deviants never experienced PM and really want to have one, soooo
I made this
First off, the prizes:
1. 3 month Premium Membership or 636 points and an ACEO (will be shipped to you)
2. 100 points and a sketched bust
Now the rules
1. You have to watch me. (I only want to give out my art to people who like it, i think thats reasonable)
2. Fave this journal to enter.
That's it! You don't have to comment to enter
You can get more chances to win by doing this (but you don't have to):
1. Post a journal or poll and tell others about the raffle.
2. Like me on facebook
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
Senpai Ryce Ball notices you when...Hiya folks. Its senpai Ryce Ball again. There's something I would like to share.. Its a little bit bias and can sound a little bit mean but its also something to think about when you want someone to notice you. You see I get comments from people all the time, and I thank you so so much for that, I do read everyone's comment and try to reply as much as possible but very often I do NOT click on their username to check out their page. Its not that I don't want to... but because if I have to check out every single member's page, I would not have time to make pretty arts for you to admire no more. BUT GUESS WHAT! SURPRISE! I do once in a while check out people's pages and sometimes leave a nice comment or a llama or even watch you if I want to follow your art. YES I DO THAT, I get a feeling people think I don't watch people, that is far from the truth, Ry-Spirit like the rest of you is an art appreciator.Senpai Ryce Ball notices you when...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So lets get real ok? In average I check out only 5% of the profiles... I simply don't
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390Project Porkchop: Vol. 3905 months ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha