Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
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
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
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.
COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTESTThe Legend of Korra is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and now’s your chance to be a part of the incredible panel!COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting right now, you can ENTER OUR COMIC-CON FAN ART CONTEST, that will be judged by Korra creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will choose a handful of their favorite fan creations to display during our LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Go to korranation.tumblr.com/submit http://korranation.tumblr.com/submit and submit your original LoK artwork for consideration. Any art submitted must be your own personal work. Contest ends next Wednesday 7/10 at 5pm EST and winning pieces will be displayed by Mike and Bryan at the LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
Good luck to you all!
LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBEHIII :iconbunnyloveplz:LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first part of my tutorials is out!
I will upload when I colour soon enough ♥♥♥
I was SUPER nervous through whole video ehehe ;//_//;;
Hope it is somewhat helpful :iconyuicryplz:
*ROLLS OF TO BED*
OC's CONTEST [CLOSED] 2396pts to win!In french/Pour lire en franšais: C'est par iciiiii!OC's CONTEST [CLOSED] 2396pts to win!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
12/09/3023 - Little delay until the 16/09 10H AM (Paris, french hour) since one of my advice helper will not begin to see each entry before monday, AND that some of you are rushing to end your participation (there is a few!), it does not disturb me more than that to let you benefit of this delay.
For those who begin something before the dead-line (friday) only (and/or having telling me about)! The contest will be officially closed tomorrow, as I've saying.
06/09/2013 - Last update! The prizes ARE INCREASING! Since I received 32 drawings from 27 participants! There is still 32 people who said they would made something, and about 43 people who show an interest by faving my contest! (So it means that more of 100 people were interesting! It's incred
DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines|DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines5 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER! - THIS JOURNAL CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DRAGON AGE 2 AND SNARKY OPINIONS. IF YOU NOT WANT, THEN GET OUT! GET OUT NOW! (*These opinions are based on "Friendship" romances/routes.)
So, at the time of writing this, I have played through and beaten Dragon Age 2 four times, and am working on my fifth time. This game has taken over my life the last month, and I've had plenty of discussion with multiple people regarding the latest two men that have filled our lives with sexy and romance.
Dragon Age 2 is pretty much between these two fine pieces of ass.
Anders, the apostate mage.
And Fenris, the formerly enslaved bodyguard.
Both of whom absolutely hate each other..
but that is another story, for a later time.
I'm going to explain why Fenr
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
What Makes Stock Rock for You with AeirmidStock & ResourcesWhat Makes Stock Rock for You with Aeirmid1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you to Aeirmid for being my interviewee!
You've been on DeviantArt for several years now and have been photomanipulating for many of those, in terms of the yearly increase in availability of stock and resources on the site do you feel that it has it helped or hindered your personal creativity?
:iconaeirmid: Yes! In fact, I came to dA as a photomanipulator, LOL! It has been a lot of fun to watch the stock community develop over the years. It has especially been inspiring to watch the stock providers who have been here for a long time grow and change, while maintaining the high quality of their galleries. It has also been inspiring to see newer stock providers who are coming up these days, with their exciting ideas and vision. So, really, I feel like over the 9 years since I joined, the dA stock galleries have inspired me greatly.
One thing that has hindered my personal creativity, though, is the fact that there are a few stock providers who, while inc
10 tips for photomanipulation newbiesThis is a reprise of an earlier article!10 tips for photomanipulation newbies4 months ago in Personal More Like This
We have a lot of newbies to the photomanipulation community, and I wanted to welcome you and address some important tips for helping integrate you into our community.
1. Watch or join CRPhotomanipulation. This is the hub for all official photomanipulation contests and activities. It is also a place where you can submit your artwork (1 per week) to help get exposure. This is a great way to bring art to our attention. We really want to get to know you and your work!!
2. Watch your photomanipulation CVs. Right now that's me and AbbeyMarie. This is not a sad plea for attention or fishing for watchers! We have information about things going on in the community at-large that might not come through CRPhotomanipulation. We are looking out for you!
3. Hone your craft. DeviantArt has a lot of really spectacular tutorials for you to use. There are also other great sites out there that
PE: Pricing Your CommissionsArt In ProfessionsPE: Pricing Your Commissions6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'll be discussing how to price your commissions since it's a question that comes up quite often.
If you're an artist who sells commissions you're probably all too familiar with the conundrum of trying to decide what price tags to attach to your art. Perhaps you're an artist who would like to sell commissions but have been so unsure about setting up prices that you've simply avoided selling commissions completely. No matter what, this article will help you price your art in a way that can make both you and your clients happy.
First and foremost it is important to remember that doing commissions for others is considered a job/work/employment, regardless of how much you enjoy the process or how serious you are about your art.
This is your time and energy that is going into creating the art and that time and energy is precious, even if you are still young, feel your art isn't that great, or only create art as a hobby.
Once you are able to look at c
Amazing TutorialsI've had to put mine off - for lack of anything usful to say So here are some great tutorials already out there.Amazing Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Tutorials ~
To start with, I really recommend everyone explore the 'Resources & Stock Images -> Tutorials' section of deviantart. I spend hours going through there. Type in 'realism' or 'skin' and have fun
My favourite video turorials on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7pi7aJBt9A General womans face, really good lighting and colours
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI8TbG0-7QE Daniel Craig / James Bond photo realism
Stephanie Valentin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQJs-Vlv4dw and Idrawgirls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRIA1Spt6E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5PH8d6Xws on youtube have a lot of useful videos.
Step by step
I aspire to this - it's incredible! http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/rihanna/rihanna.html
http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/clara/clara.html Very indepth portrait tutorial, cov
P.E. Stock Interview: duesterheitStock and ResourcesP.E. Stock Interview: duesterheit1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you enjoy doing?
// Ah, the introduction question Well I live in Germany and work as stone mason / sculptor (tombstones). I enjoy listening to music, reading a nice book, programming and simply being creative. But what I enjoy most is writing (prose). I think everyone needs a big passion in life. I'm glad I found mine
How long have you been a member of deviantART, and what first interested you about the site?
// I had to check my account for that question. It says: "Deviant since Mar 10, 2005". That is a long time. I came here for manips. It's that simple I discovered that kind of art around 2003/2004. I came to DA via twistedrealmz, phirebrush, breed and other art collectives I discovered back then. And after being a long time only viewer I decided to register here showing my first steps in creating manips too (but I quit, so don't search for them at my accoun
Modeling advice you should check out!Modeling advice you should check out!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Invaluable advice for improving your portrait photography, check out the roundup above for all of the articles!
I like to believe that improving our stock photography is a goal we all share, and it doesn't matter if you take model shots, landscape shots, building shots or object shots, and everything between. There are giant swathes of tutorials, guides and help if you ask for it for improving all aspects of your stock photography - there is no excuse for not taking pride in your work and doing the best you can to improve, or for not knowing how to make the best use of your camera, surroundings and lighting
Check out all of the Photography guides and articles for projecteducate here: http://projecteducate.deviantart.com/gallery/38908113/Photography
Check out all of the Stock and Resources guides and articles for projecteducate here:
January Winners .(2014)HelloJanuary Winners .(2014)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First Every one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
The winners please active your donation pool
This Time we selected 139 Deviations and we will give 1400 Points to 14 Deviations (Randomly) ,
These Winners Got 100 Randomly :
We saw all the works,choose the best,moved them to " Best Folder" and gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment here , then we will give you rewards .
(For More information note :iconmyselfia: and ask about it).
Now let's introduce all the winners deviations , to
art theft spread aroundhttp://vk.com/art.ideasart theft spread around3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess some of you might have already seen this in loish 's journal, but I think we should spread this around.
Basically, this community is using a BUNCH of artists' works (my has already been taken down, since I've asked and linked to it), but from those I've recognized the community still uses loish, andrahilde , Apofiss, andaglas and a whole lot of other DA artists' drawings for their purposes, without A SINGLE CREDIT.
They even make (made) magnets for selling using the works.
More of that, as I've been trying to contact the admins of this group, and I've been told that "Oh, don't worry, nobody was making millions using your work" and "Don't worry, there were only a few magnet sells and the community doesn't do it anymore blah blah". As I tried to make them understand they have NO RIGHTS for using other deviants' works whatever the hell they want without giving the original artist credit I got told that " I do never erase the artist
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt011 year ago in Art Features More Like This
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
Providing Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock RulesThis is Part 3 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someProviding Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock Rules1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where to keep the Stock Rules? | What to pu
* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *UPD:* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winner of the lottery is tsuaii
I want to thank all the participants I appreciate your support and kind words a lot!
I don't expect there will be such many wishing, and I will make such raffle again in future, so good luck next time
Have a nice day, everyone!
I want to tell all my watchers thank you so much for what they followed me, for your kind comments and support!
Thank you very much, I really appreciate you!
So now I want to make a LOTTERY where you can win a free color portrait!
How to enter:
FAV this journal (you will automatically receive a number)
Comment this journal - with link on your character/fanart that you would like me to do if you win
You have to be my watcher ^^
*The lottery will end on August 17
Winner will receive a drawing from me like this:
Speedpaint + Tutorial Videos [+NEW LINEART TUT.]Update: 2015/08/14: New tutorial on Line-art!Speedpaint + Tutorial Videos [+NEW LINEART TUT.]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Newest -> Oldest)
Tutorial: How to make nice Line-arts
Tutorial: How to Color Skin (VOICEOVER)
Tutorial: How to draw an Anime eyes in 3 strokes! (VOICEOVER)
Tutorial: How to draw different styles of eyes (VOICEOVER)
Tutorial: How to draw different hairstyles (VOICEOVER)
10 Mistakes Every Beginner Artist Makes (VOICEOVER)
Tutorial: How I organize my layer (VOICEOVER)
Tutorial: How to draw Basic Anime Faces
Tutorial: How to draw a Chibi
CG Tutorial: Ahri --->
(Newest -> Oldest)
A Great Stock Provider - SpecialHow to be a Perfect Stock ProviderA Great Stock Provider - Special4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
When I was writing the Tips for Beginners Members - part 2 (stock) I would add a part with tips about how to be a perfect stock provider, but I was talking to some providers and decide to make a special journal with the reply from CD-STOCK and EveLivesey as are sufficient for a special journal
First, you need a good camera, basic photography skills, imagination and creativity.Take a look at some of the popular photos on stock photo websites like DeviantArt, Fotolia, Shutterstock, Dreamstime etc.
You can learn a lot from these photos.Photography literarily means "drawing with light".
Learn the basics : what is good composition, lighting, exposure, white balance etc. Look for emotion and gesture if you are photographing models. CD-STOCK
How to Stock 5- Gallery OrganizationWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 5- Gallery Organization1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This fifth article is the special Stock & Resources Project Educate Week article. For this article, I asked SenshiStock and kirilee just one question about their galleries. Let's see what they said!
How do you keep your gallery organized, concise, and well-representing of you?
:iconsenshistock: SenshiStock says:
There's a few methods which I employ to try to manage the gallery as it gets larger. First, I use a series of folders to help sort poses into categories. There are a lot of folders, and sometimes images fit into more than one folder. For example, I might have a pose where I'm using a sword, but I'm also kneeling. This image would go both in the Sit and Kneel Drawing Poses f
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out