My favorite ART suppliesI get asked a lot what pens and pencils I use. So I thought I'd post an updated list of my favorites. I'm a big fan of trying new things, I'm always buying lots of different pens to try out and in my search for the best tools to use for creating comics Ive found these to work the best for my needs.My favorite ART supplies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My number one question that others ask me is "What do you ink with?"
I use Kuretake brush pens. Here's a link to a sable hair brush pen that I love, it's the closest thing to a real brush I've used. It is pricey though. http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-40-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Refill/pd/3958
The less expensive version is the synthetic hair, http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-13-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Red-Body/pd/2661 this brush pen is similar to a Pentel brush pen. http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793
The cool thing about these Kuretake brush pens is the refill cartridges have nice ink in them that I use, but if you find you don't like the
Brush and Ink- my Tools and Basic TechniqueA lot of people have asked me since I started posting more inkwork what tools I use, and I am SUPREMELY happy to spread the word, but I feel like it needs to come with a disclaimer on USAGE for the tools I'm promoting, and all that doesn't quite fit in a comment box, so I decided to cobble together a little journal to link to when it comes up.Brush and Ink- my Tools and Basic Technique5 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are people out there with feelings about paper. Frankly, I don't care as much. I care about the paper I PAINT on, but for inkwork, it's more about the brush for me. For the record, I generally use bristol board, which is common for comics, but right now I'm using Fabriano series 4 drafting paper, rough, cause that's what I can get in Rome!
I use a Windsor Newton, Series 7, Size 3 brush. Started out with a size 2, which is great for slick lines but I find if I want the full range of expressive lines, I need the chunkier, sexier size 3. This is the only tool I have heard praised by 3 diff
App Tips and Resources!Alright, so we're still seeing a lot of little things in the apps we've been getting, so it's time for another super-duper long journal!App Tips and Resources!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Writing and Characters in a Mafia-like Setting
Ok, so no one here has ever been in an actual mafia, nor do we want to make it too dark, but as a group we still need to have some kind of plausible standard for exactly what our mafia is like. In order to establish this median, and thus render the plot wholly more realistic, research is needed!
Here I've provided a few links for you to get started. I highly recommend all members, accepted or not, look at this; we will be doing more faction-oriented things later on so it's important to understand the dynamics within each group!
* http://www.mafiamob.com/history.htm A History of the Real-World Mafia
* http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/how38.html How the Mafia Works
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organized_crime Organized Crime Wiki
It's a lot o
CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 3rd, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Commissions Open! | APRIL SALEAll commissions are on sale during April (and there's a raffle, too!). Click here!Commissions Open! | APRIL SALE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I accept both points and PayPal. All cash prices are shown in USD. Prices are non-negotiable.
Please read the "Terms of Agreement" before commissioning me! ♥
A digital chibi of your OC! ♥
$5 or 500 per character | time taken: 2 - 4 hours
A very simple background (such as in the example) is free. More detailed backgrounds will be available after I upload an example.
For an additional 100 , I will also colour the chibi traditionally and upload that as well! (This is effectively a 80% discount for a traditional chibi.)
Lineart will be one single colour. If you'd like coloured lineart, add 100 <
Link down scrapbooking, photopackLưu ý: ko chính chủLink down scrapbooking, photopack1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yêu cầu lấy: wat+fav+cmt
Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]Gần đây có rất nhiều thắc mắc về phần viền chỉ khâu trog art của Dâu ~Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hôm nay mik sẽ lm tut này chỉ cho các bn ~ Rất đơn giản thôi
B1: Các bn tạo 1 brush h́nh dấu _ [đậm vào nhé ]or tạo text lên trag trắng cx đk ~
[rồi del BG đi và lưu lm brush là xog]
B2: Chỉnh phần thông tin cho brush [mở = phím F5]
Thông số : http://i.imgur.com/lU7crIH.png
B3: Chọn công cụ pentool [phím P] ~ Vẽ 1 pat xung quanh nơi cần lm viền
B4: Click chuột trái ~ chọn stroke pat > brush và DONE
Có 1 cách nữa nhưng nó liên quan đến nhiều công cụ nên mik lười chụp qá
Các bn có thể fill màu viền tu
100TC gets interactiveHey guys, new feature for you!100TC gets interactive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A while ago dragonee contacted the group about an application he had made, offering it up for our use. The simple app opens in your browser and lets you pick a theme from whichever variation you're doing.
In Michals words, right now no login is required, the application remembers your current theme even if you close your browser window, so it's really easy to use.
Using this app is such an easy way to keep a simple record of your progress of 100TC, here's how it works:
This is the main page you'll see when you first use it, hit the "get my first theme" button.
Once you've completed the theme just hit the "OK, completed" button to get your next theme.
You'll notice in the top left corner there's a handy counter to tell you how many out of 100 you've done and how many you have left. Which variation you're working on is also displayed below and to the right of the theme.
PE: dAmn It - What is it?dAmn it - What is it?PE: dAmn It - What is it?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dAmn it is a database of quotes for deviants to post any funny situations they have witnessed on deviantART's chat network.
For your quotes to appear in the database, they must be approved by a Community Volunteer.
Some tips (taken from the FAQ):
Trim useless partsAvoid inside jokes. Remember, these quotes are going to be seen by everyone, and few people are going to appreciate private jokes!This is supposed to be a database of funny quotes, so please keep it in topicRemove potential thousands of "lol" and "rofl" lines from the end
Browsing dAmn it
+♥ (+heart) a Quote:
You can select your favourite quotations in the database by clicking the little +heart button next to each quote. You will then be able to view these quotations in the
Facebook is NOT a GAME. Things you didn't know**HEY GUYS- THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED - **Facebook is NOT a GAME. Things you didn't know2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wrote this journal originally a couple of months ago, but now realizing that I kind of wrote this out of pure bitterness and judging..I admit it. So instead of saying all the wrong stuff people are doing with Facebook (self promoting or superficial beauty contests or who's the prettiest contest or who has the most likes and etc trying to get 3000+ friends.) I won't go on, you probably have a whole list of things that annoy or aggravate you on Facebook. Well I am here to inform you.
EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DO ON FACEBOOK IS not private or for you and your friends eyes only, UNLESS YOU CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS. There are a lot of creeps out there and you don't know who may be watching your stuff. If you are fine with it or do not think it is serious and no one is bothering, feel free to do what you please.
Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 5Congrats:Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry for making you wait for too long. This challenge doesn't have much entries like last challenge but more quality entries. That makes me so happy it means somehow we are improving. Isn't it cool?
Now I would love to announce 5 top entries here:
:iconsirocco-rc: - :iconmollus: - :iconlu--24: - :iconYun-Afezeria: - :iconAeylan:
Trust me, I want to have top 10, not only 5 at this time so bad cause there are some very nice other entries too. That's why it takes me more than a week to choose top 5 ;^;
And for peoples who couldn't make it this time, please don't be upset. As the point of this challenge is not for winning but for improving and it's like a motivation for us to draw/work more on art .
Please never stop working and improving your skills. Well, I have to back to practicing more now too, ^^
Please don't forget to drop all loves for out wonderful entries: http://hellobaby.devianta
Letters: how to...Hello deviants! How are you today?Letters: how to...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I want to tell you how you can communicate with other deviants, with and without Internet.
As you know, everyone can send Notes to everyone (except !banned deviants). If you want to talk with somebody, why not to send a note?
Click at random deviant, it can be im-not-sana
First, look at im-not-sana's info: maybe you like her art, or you'd love to talk about her Conceptography Feature series, or you just want to know more about her, why not?
Click "send a note" and...write!
You don't know me, i'm a *name*, __years old. I'm living in *country*,
i see you're living *at the same country*.
I'd love to know something about you,
if you want we can chat here or use dAmn.
You can also use emoticons
brb slowing down :)Hello guys!brb slowing down :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you guys doing?
Just to let you know that my updates might be getting slower for now on coz I just found out that I'm 6 weeks pregnant so I need to get enough rest everyday ^^ v
by now, the baby is still very small, about the size of a blueberry : D I wonder if it's a baby girl or baby boy ^^
But before this, me and :iconaphin123: and :iconforevermedhok: got together to make a Hetalia doujinshi ^-^
The 3 pairings featured in the doujinshi will be: Spamano (by :iconaphin123, USUK (by :iconforevermedhok and GerIta (by me^^)
if you're interested to pre-order, you can contact :iconaphin123:
for more info on the doujin you can read here: http://my.deviantart.com/art/Pre-Order-APH-doujinshi-OPEN-362017808
and as for the doujin preview on my part you can see it here: http://kuroneko3132.deviantart.com/art/Chances-are-GERITA-DOUJINSHI-PREVIEW-362064376
at the meantime, I am trying my best to complete a doujin project which I plan to just publish in DA and Tumbl
Who's Hungry?Y'know what I love?Who's Hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I discovered that there are deviants who also love waffles, because they've created beautiful works that feature this delicious breakfast treat. See if you can spot which are edible and which are not!
Tetris Waffles by Shadow-711
TEXAS WAFFLE by Olympia-The-Hedgehog
DA2 - Waffles by JadeRaven93
waffles by shasacanefoca
Waffles by STLcanonman
Waffle Delight by sendok
yummy waffles.. by jeffzz111
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
Red Velvet Textures by RockStockRed Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates !2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
Learn more about the event here.
dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
When: August 7th - August 10th 1PM Pacific Time
Learn more about the event here.
Photomanip Mini-Contest: It's a reBirthday
Kawaii text faces 4∞:;;::;;:*:;;::;;:∞ :;;::;;:*:;;::;;:*∞:;;::;;:*:;;::;;:∞:;;::;;:*:;;::;;:*∞ :;;::;;:*:;;::;;:*∞Kawaii text faces 43 years ago in Personal More Like This
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♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅| llılı ♫
Thank You RelatedI will add the copy-paste codes soon.Thank You Related5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have Firefox, try highlighting the selection you want and pasting it in a comment, journal, or reply.
Gumroad lecture! COLOR BASICSHey guys, sup!Gumroad lecture! COLOR BASICS3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I Just made a Gumroad lecture called "COLOR BASICS"
You will recieve:
17 min video explaining the Photoshop color Picker and and having control over colors.
36 min video covering the basic fundamentals of color and its implications on form.
23 min video demonstrating my process of applying the fundamentals when painting.
High res Jpeg of the demonstration
its available for $5, hope you like it!
Sweet vs Creepy CONTEST.4 DAYS!..Sweet vs Creepy CONTEST.4 DAYS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes!! Finally me and Suesanne have enough points to open our first contest! I am so happy! For a long time we wanted to do the contest together. We had a lot of ideas for theme and characters to draw but the final idea is :
It's an amazing theme for people who loves kawaii stuff and for creepy lovers. I hope You are interested. Your task is show us why You choosed sweet or creepy theme. So? Do Your best! Draw the most fantastic sweet or creepy drawing ever! >u<
This contest is about drawing my OC's or Suesanne's OCs
There's two themes: Sweet and Creepy. If You choosed sweet theme You need to draw Rini or Cully. If You choosed creepy, You need to draw Claudia or Kira
Reference of my characters:
Candy floss girl Rini & strawberry in a chocolate girl Cully! :
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Credit List (sorry for repeated users)Shadowplay.Credit List (sorry for repeated users)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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