How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3
The Future of SYAC?I'm leaning on the side of axing it entirely. I know that I pretty much owe my online "fame" to the popularity of SYAC, and that despite a small core group of naysayers the vast majority of my watchers love the series... but I personally have always had problems with it. It was never meant to be more than a few strips long, and my attempts to turn it into a full blown series have been awkward and clumsy at best.The Future of SYAC?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Using myself as the main character for SYAC was a huge mistake, one which I realized early on and one which you can see me struggle with throughout the rest of the series. Even after completely retooling it to be a new story with Emily and Jade, I didn't get very far into it before complications forced me to stop. I don't really want to do anything with SYAC right now, but at the same time I understand there are a lot of fans of the series I need to consider. So here are a couple of ideas I had on what I could do with it, but feel free to jump down into the comments secti
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #72 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
10K MEMBERS CELEBRATION CONTEST!!!!! (JUDGING)Congratulations everyone for us reaching 10,000 members!!! To celebrate there will be a contest starting today March 26 2013 and ending April 26 2013!!!10K MEMBERS CELEBRATION CONTEST!!!!! (JUDGING)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of this contest is Fan Art. Everyone is a fan of something so show me what you love the most! All mediums are welcome. All art must have been drawn after March 20th 2013. There will be three winners!
1st place 75 points
2nd place 50 points
3rd place 30 points
Your art will be first narrowed down by the groups wonderful creator and myself. After we have narrowed it down YOU the people will have a chance to vote as well!!
To enter this contest you will have to:
-Watch this journal
-Create a journal of your own to spread the word and invite others to enter as well. Link your journal entry back to this journal.
-Submit your art to the CONTEST folder >>http://contributeart.deviantart.com/gallery/40551412
!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE PICTURE FOR THIS CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please have fun! Do your best! And good
Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSEDUpdate 12/27Give a Gift + Get a Gift II/CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I want to thank everyone who has participated in my second giveaway for the month of December. I aim to make the next once much more successful with a few more perks (when I'll have the time, I'm not really sure! Money's so tight.), but I can't wait to make another person smile with what I'm able to give them. Take care everyone, and thanks again!!!
And for my fellow commissioners, keep doing a splendid job and always do your best even when it seems no one is looking. Believe in yourself!
Happy New Years to all!!!
:iconnotdamien: - a regular commissioner, has featured their previous transactions in their recent blog with a helpful incite on what makes a great commissioner, and the type of quality one can seek, even at an affordable price - all the while giving the artists she bought, a generous spotlight. More info on that
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet ReviewWelcome to my review ofMonoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet Review3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet
NOTE: LOTS O' IMAGES!
and lots o' text too!
Problems with your Monoprice Tablet? Read my FAQ!
Check out some alternatives to Cintiqs!
I ordered directly from Monoprice's website, and received my item in 4 days using UPS ground. They accept Paypal and Google Checkout, so no credit card required!
12x9 Tablet: $87.00
Extra Pen: $9.60
Wacom Bamboo Connect (Small Size) $65.00+
Wacom Bamboo Create (Med Size) $170.00+
Wacom Intuos5 Touch (Medium) $330.00+
The Box: It's Square!
They packed the box well and I like that they used easy-to-recycle paper instead of that stupid peanut stuff... Danny approves.
Yeeeep. There's t
WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!AND THE WINNERS ARE!WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Quote: "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"
I liked this entry, as well as all of their entries for being based in history, this one in particular struck me
Quote: "War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other"
This one was very simple in execution but hit the nail on the head
Quote: "We stopped checking for monsters when we realized they were inside us"
this was probably the most used quote, and there were plenty of amazing entries for it, but this one was my absolute favorite
CONGRATULATIONS! I will make a Journal tomorrow featuring all entrants, as well as the honorable mentio
um..so..welcome XDas i'm guessing quite a few unsuspecting readers might be arriving....um..so..welcome XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
basically, comic you will find in my gallery is i guess an erotic romantic comedy... or a close approximtion of such.
chapters are placed in chapter folders
there you can read them in order, or if you prefer a pdf, there is pdfs folder too
hope you enjoy the comic, i understand if you don't. this is not everyone's cup of tea...but then again...what is XD
also for you curious about my drawign techniques, i post my videos here. some tutorials are up already
and quite a few more coming soon
Dun been Tumblr'd.Hey everybody!Dun been Tumblr'd.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went and done and got myself a Tumblr account. http://endling.tumblr.com/
I plan on using it as a sketch deposit box, mostly, but I'd also like to use it to address art-related questions I get in my notes a lot, one of which being 'Do you have any tutorials?', to which I typically answered 'Noooo.. I do not know how for working to make tutorials' .. and I still don't know how to go about a good solid one, so I figured instead, I'll just put snippets of art ramblings up there, and if it helps anybody out, that'll be awesome. :]
Folks who've sent notes can still send them of course, if they'd like to know something specifically. Just hit me upside the head until I stop talking about how good mozzarella and tomato on french bread with the right dres-- ACK. There I go again. But yes, feel free to ask anything you'd personally like to know about the artstuffs. I can't promise I'll know how to respond but I'll sure as hell try!
..also! Regarding folks who send not
random ass feature 22!Hey all!random ass feature 22!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been somewhat busy lately, but of course since I work literally every day, I'll always be here!
And I thought it was high time for another random ass feature . . . because I randomly just got a lot of new Watchers. Here's your welcome gift guys!
The End of Path by Bathoriya Frodo by Sarahharas07
Stranded by JaiMcFerran :thumb363938807: Away from me by sara-hel
11 by Meizhenxu World In Our Hands by TobbiH
Vectus by Maxdamagetorture The Real World by Azdup Stones and Bones by D3vilusion
La musica del silencio by ElenaDudina Applibot- Legend of the Cryptids - Tethra by Miles-Johnston
Falling in Love Again by cemac Abandonment by BurakUlker Memento-Mori-by-cemac by cemac
Apognosis by kleanthis :thumb363728527:
so lucky by fooyth made out of stone by Lhianne :thumb33441102
MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)UPDATE: YOU ARE NOW ALLOWED TO MAKE MORE THAN ONE FOODLIE!MAKE YOUR OWN FREE FOODLIE! (UPDATED!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Same rules apply and I still need to approve them before they're officially yours.*
So for a limited-time only, you can make your own Foodlies!
This started here on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/dsTijCGbeu/
I would like for it to stay in Instagram, but knowing that most people probably don't have one...
you can put your Foodlie under the same tag/keyword here on dA, "myfoodliepls" (no spaces) and I'll take a look at it!
If it doesn't break any rules, I'll approve of it and it's all yours!
Also, once it's yours, don't forget to put it under the "Foodlie" tag!
*Please read the Foodlie Info sheet before making a Foodlie!*
- NO 2ND EVOLUTION FOODLIES! Just normal Foodlies for this please.
- ONE FOODLIE ONLY! (unless if you can make another one that'll knock my socks off!)
First 2013 feature!Hi guys! Some of you answered my poll with your favorite deviations, and how about that, I'm putting them up here! Along with other images from their galleries, nice and mixed in. And maybe random stuff too, I never know until I'm finished. Anyway, enjoy!First 2013 feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As Peaceful as the Grave by PhoenixalThor Tranquil by PhoenixalThor Quiet Reflection by PhoenixalThor
Haven by PhoenixalThor
Dreaming Of You by PhoenixalThor La Fleur Noir by PhoenixalThor The Gift by PhoenixalThor
Lady of the Forest by MariaBeloArt Color Blind by MariaBeloArt
The Vampire by MariaBeloArt Sylvannas by MariaBeloArt
Praying for Peace by MariaBeloArtAutumn Glow by MariaBeloArt
Gone Away by Mscheveous I Wait by Mscheveous Lost In Sorrow by Mscheveous
These Dreams by Mscheveous Snow Angel by Mscheveous
Spam Spam Spam SpamWaaaaaay too many of those irksome advertising links have been cropping up amid the comments on my work.Spam Spam Spam Spam1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there nothing DA can do about them?
"I don't like spam!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eYSuPKP3Y&featurelayer_detailpage#t=11s
(In my mind, people posting spam are now dressed like Vikings)
random ass feature 6!I love doing these so much! Also, I'm sorry if I feature you a lot? I just love you guys <3.random ass feature 6!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Swordswoman by Arkiniano Shamanic Empathy by LuLebel
A lady by Hellobaby Another World by TheDarkRayne Season of loneliness no.7 by Menoevil
:thumb337881092: Tribal XI by Lady-Spitfire :thumb337708390:
Four Leaf Clover by AlexandraVBach :thumb337787278: Cosmic Exclusion. by hybridgothica
To Be Seen .14 by 3wyl :thumb263240223: 7265 by OrestisCharalambous
Not yet erased by ErikShoemaker Hermione's Patronus by TheDarkRayne 228 by anapt
our time approaches by Fledermausland Lines and Curves by basseca BATMAN ART: Arkham Portraits by lukemandieart
How Peculiar by diphylla :thumb338021818: Manipulated 02 by Emerald-Depths
Trashed and Scattered XVIIYet another installment! Yay features <3Trashed and Scattered XVII2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi, I'm Muppet by Azzeria the tree by augenweide
Yellow by mariannaphotography Insomnia by arachnne SPOT . . by me-inside515
Clouds chasing the alps by mbielstein Cautarea by a14onymus On the road by Zhen-Yang
Lost Heaven by SyphonLetter . . ...autumn by iliushka :thumb298021714:
smoke by 0Gutter-Glitter Rangoon Noon by drifterManifesto Quiet by IMustBeDead
Friends 2 by A-Motive duz-bahar -6- by cangurgel Believe me, you're losing the spark you had. by saratheresee
.: Warm Winter :. by Rare-Pearl
Doudou Story by yup12 Panda by AshtrayheartRomina Memorable night by SandyManase
* by agnieszkasadkowska
Dreaming Neon Black by o-BlueMoon-o City Lights by Themiru Edge of a Distant Horizon by phenomenai
Nuee by Karine-Despeaux :
we are the ones 2Woo hello y'all. Another feature for you!we are the ones 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Day for night, white for lavender by aviFerra
purple. by redhotcrimewave Love by witchy-poo
Frank And Pansy by WheresYour-HeART we'll Walk It Together by WalaAlosaimi
Creek at Peachland by ddyjur
Supermegafoxyfeatures #33!Sorry this was so long in coming >>. Having two accounts turnedSupermegafoxyfeatures #33!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
out to be harder than I thought, but I like having one just for
photography. I see a lot of works from more experienced photographers
there and have learned more about it that way (:. Anyway, these are
features of unknown works or artists with my Watchers and Friends
sprinkled in .
The consideration of the works also includes looking at how many groups
they're in and how many views/faves that type of work usually get, so
some may have 100 faves but that's low for that category. Lots of fun!
Enjoy them! <3
and I was asked recently why I don't use a custom skin. . . well, dear
deviant, I don't want to distract from the awesome! <3
Supermegafoxyfeatures #44!Welcome again!Supermegafoxyfeatures #44!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I am randomly going through my gallery and getting rid of the hidden crap, etc. Woo OCD.
I hope you all are doing well
kidz by MartaSyrko
collage Portrait by SAOUD-ALJEDI
The Artifact of fate by LuLebel 1. Vigil by oooSpeedooo
Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 11 Call For EntriesCheck the news article for more information:Ballistic Publishing: EXPOSE 11 Call For Entries2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ballistic Publishing is proud to announce EXPOSÉ 11, the eleventh edition of the premier annual artbook, which celebrates the creative talents of digital artists worldwide. These books sit in the collections of many top Game and Film studios - your next employer may be looking at your images in the near future!
Submissions Are Now Open!
Call For Entries - Ballistic Publishing is now calling on artists to submit digital images for consideration in EXPOSÉ 11.We are interested in digitally-created fine art, whether it be 2D or 3D, for commercial use, or personal satisfaction.
As with all Ballistic Publishing showcase publications, artists with work published in EXPOSÉ 11 will receive a complimentary copy of
Adoptables Extentedooo como dice el titulo extendere los adoptables una semana mas es decir que el ultimo plazo para entregar la historia es paraAdoptables Extented1 year ago in Personal More Like This
25 de agosto del 2013
para mas informacion sobre los adoptables entra y lee aqui---->http://fav.me/d6fn1e9
:iconNecroCC: -----> IRIA KISHAN
:iconpakozx5:------> IRIA KISHAN
random ass feature 13!I was about to make a Friday the 13th joke and realized it's not Friday anymore, and it wasn't the 13th anyway >random ass feature 13!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A list of all the materials I use-I'm sure alot of you already know this information. If so, pleaseA list of all the materials I use-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
disregard this journal. If this entry however is useful in any way, then I am glad.
-Any cheap mechanical pencil (preferably 0.5 mm).
-Steadtler or pink pearl eraser.
-Ballpoint pen (for concepts or doodling only)
-Sakura Micron 005, 01
-Prismacolor 005, 01, 03 (I only use 03 for bolding the outsides or for larger drawings)
-Copic Liner Pens 005, 01
-Prismacolor 05, 08, brush, chisel (I only use chisel if I want it to look messy or for borders)
-Pacon sketch book/sketch diary
-The usual Sai that everyone loves.
-Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
And of course... Music and snacks. Everyone knows that though.