Tips for Life StudiesTips for Life Studies2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I really enjoy making life studies, it's one of those things that allow you to really observe and understand what you're seeing. I've done way more than you'll find on my gallery, since I'm lazy to scan my sketchbooks, but one of my favorite activities is going out from time to time, sketchbook at hand, and drawing people, buildings, trees, etc.
You learn so much from it, from how different materials work, to how lighting affects the image. And it's more what you can learn from this experience compared to studying photos (which is an absolutely a valid tool, too, that I use as well), but with photography you miss many elements inherent to life study.
So here there are few tips that I learned and have helped me a great deal.
Choose your lighting adequately: more often than not, I choose artificial lighting over sunlight. The reason is simple; you might spend many hours there, meaning the lighting will change.
It's always better if you hav
400 Point Giveaway!! *CLOSED* THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!!400 Point Giveaway!! *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go here http://rising-at-midnight.deviantart.com/journal/Time-to-Announce-the-Winners-381373280
^^ I have offically reached 600 watchers, with 17,000 pageviews!
So you know what that means! That means it's time for a point giveaway!
What could you win?
ONE lucky person will win 200
TWO other people will win 100
but wait?! How will you choose the winner?!
Through a random generator of course!
So how do I join?!
there's only one rule...
FAVE THIS JOURNAL!!
DO NOT watch me just because of this giveaway -.- I want people to watch me because you like my art and myself.
You can give me a llama or whatever, I don't care, however I won't be llama-ing back. Sorry ^^" Too much work.
So! Without a further-a-do! Let this puppy begin!
(DO NOT MAKE A JOURNAL/P
100 watchers!!! (so to celebrate, a feature!)Ahhhh!!! Thank you so much everyone! All 100 of you. I know there are people with a lot more (and rightly deserved) but for me that's a HUGE number, and such an emotionally gratifying thing to see after so much hard, hard work developing my art. From the deepest, squishiest, heartiest part of my heart, THANK YOU. I mean it.100 watchers!!! (so to celebrate, a feature!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In return, I'm going to feature here my favorite piece from every one of you. It was so fun going through everyone's awesome galleries, and I can't even believe many of these talented people are watching me - I'm so honored and flattered. Hopefully this will help you all discover more great artists.
A few watchers didn't have anything posted so this isn't exactly 100, but either way, in the order they started watching me, here we go!
DA Family n' shiz~Idols~DA Family n' shiz4 months ago in Personal More Like This
~If you want to be added just let me know! I may or may not add you. I know that sounds a little rude but I'm picky ok.~
#23. 1000 POINT GIVEAWAY!Update: We're up to 41 entries. Thank you!#23. 1000 POINT GIVEAWAY!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've been gaining tons of watchers, so I'd like to do something to show my love for all this great support. I've got 1000 points to give away... who wants them??
1. Watch me.
2. Fave this journal.
3. Create a journal of your own, featuring 10 of my deviations. Be sure to fave everything you feature. Also have a link to this journal in your journal.
4. Post a comment here with a link to your journal featuring my stuff so that I know you entered.
5. If you want to enter multiple times, feel free to. Just create another journal, with another 10 deviations (not the same ones) and post another link here.
Deadline: June 1, 2013, at 12 noon (MDT).
At the time of the deadline, I'll review all the entries, assign a number to each entry (so people who enter multiple times will get multiple entries), and then I'll use random.org to pick a winner. The winner will get all 1000 points!
How to use photo references step by stepHaving troubles with drawing? Here's one way how to use my references and make your life one bit easier!How to use photo references step by step2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step #1 - Download a photo reference
Download the most suitable photo reference from my huge database of more than 25 000 high quality photo references.
Step #2 - Modify the photo
Draw a concept of your character. Start with basic lines and shapes.
Step #3 - Do your magic
My photos can help you as a references for muscles, expressions, dynamic moves etc., but the magic of drawing is up to you.
Update. Result: Special Draw - Watchers onlyUpdate - 29 December 2013Update. Result: Special Draw - Watchers only1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After some time and effort XP
All prizes have been issued to the respective recipients.
Thank you for the supports, fave, comments and encouragement.
Congratulations ^^ See you in 2014 with new artworks and stories to come.
Till my next update
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!!
I am here to announce the winning names to the Special Draw to my watchers.
Please note that to be eligible for the draw is to add me into their watchlist before 21 December 2013, 12pm (Singapore Time)
And here are the result ... So Exciting... Good Luck Everyone XD
To receive 1 month Membership - 5 winners
change account to
To receive 50 points - 20 winners
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #3First I just wana say thanks so much to :iconartofashes: for the sub and dA's new journal-writing beta which makes featuring thumbnails so much, SO MUCH, easier and faster for me. Honestly thanks so much.Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week or bi-weekly as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll p
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...So You Wanna Make Some Merch...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So You Wanna Make Some Merch...
A brief overview about the different printing and merchandise options I've come across.
An original article by kabocha
If you've ever been to a convention...
I'm sure you've noticed the artists and exhibitors there, with all their neat items and various things for sale... And perhaps, after a while, you decide that you, too, want to join in the fray.
Well, as I've recently learned, preparing for the Artist Alley can be a frazzling experience. There are so many questions, such as:
What kind of artwork should I do?
What kind of merchandise sells well?
How am I going to display my stuff?
Where am I going to get this all done...?!
Well, to be honest, I can't really answer the first three for you. It's a bit tricky. Some of it has to do with your placement in the alley,
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, RockstarVanity, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients. What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for t
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #59:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #593 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog:http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-59-261301264
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quic
8 reasons why 2014 is YOUR year!To all artists, big and small. 8 reasons why 2014 will be your year!8 reasons why 2014 is YOUR year!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. The online art community is bigger than ever. Finding them on Facebook, Deviantart, Cghub, Tumblr, Twitter, Blogspot and so on. It's massive!!
2. Google hangout. Such a great way of communicating directly to your fellow artists! And to keep the 'bound-at-home' artists form getting lonely
3. Livestreams, less direct, but easy to watch previous video's from awesome artists. See how they do what they do! And when they're live, you also get a chance to ask questions or socialize!
4. Online mentoring, sometimes free other times for a small fee, and now and then for the more in-depth a reasonable price, yet way intenser and personal than many (expensive) allround-artschools.
5. Concept-Artschool's. Yes! I see them more and more, mainly in America and Asia. Please bring them to Europe!!!
6. Conventions Get-together'
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 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
‘Something’ kind of worth reading.Have you ever feel mad with yourself with no reason, when every aspect of your life going good? Have you ever lost a chance or a great opportunity and regretted it? Yeah, I bet you have.‘Something’ kind of worth reading.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well this is something that, unlike most the things I write, I gave it some thought. Something I don't write out of anger. Something I gave time to cool down.
The problem is people, the problem is the so called society, the problem is that we were never trained to grab an opportunity and be happy because we're doing what we want, and not only what we can. How many times people miss an opportunity just because they think that opportunity wasn't for them?
Have you ever wanted to go out with your friends but they don't call you? Say something to your co-workers or boss but you're scared? Talk some sense into someone? Talk to your crush? Confess your feelings? Solve a mistake? Return a call? Do something out of the routine? I bet you have. These are simple things of an ordinary life and yet people don't se
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
WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?Here's a schedule breakdown of the average week for a working Mangaka in Tokyo.WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
how bad do you want it?
Good luck on your projects!!!!!
Contest ( January 3 )The contest is simple: Just draw one of my main OCs, candy or pinky ;\\\\.\\\;Contest ( January 3 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can choose to draw one, or both of them together, or draw them with your own OCs/FCs, etc. You can make the drawings cute, awesome looking, etc. Go all out on these pictures, it'll help you rank high on the prize chart~
HOW TO JOIN CONTEST
make a journal
1ST will be awarded: 100 points
2ND will be awarded: 50 points
3RD will be awarded: 20 points
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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
155 POINTS GIVEAWAY (DEAD)155 POINTS GIVEAWAY (DEAD)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
~I need more attention again~
Because of the very gracious EbolaBearVomit i can now give 105 points instead of 104.
AND because of the even more gracious ayeletv it´s 110 points now!
I also got laik 1 point from muh bby AtomicLEGO for teh cuntust lel.
Um.... people suddenly start giving me random amounts of points .__. 41 points from haiircurlers
This is getting ridiculous. 3 points from StripedPower
How to enter:
1. fav this journal
The winner will be chosen via random.org
1. If you comment with "faved", "done", "i´m in", "waits", "i´m not allowed to say i faved, but i did it" or anything similar, i will ban you from this giveaway and any future giveaways. I will write your fucking name down and you won´t win shit so you bet
Natasha. Female portrait retouch process.Here's how I edit my portraits most of the time. The video is obviously sped up, but I've put some on screen headlines in there, and you can see lots of details in HD.Natasha. Female portrait retouch process.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
March - Battle of Fairy Tail- Deadline today The deadline for entries for the contest is the end of today! Please make sure to comment with your linkMarch - Battle of Fairy Tail- Deadline today2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After successfully raising the 1,000, 000 Jewels Rosa was overjoyed; glad the guild could stay afloat. Thinking of the days when Fairy Tail was thriving , a thought sprung to mind.
Fairy Tail had always loved a bit of competition- and that fact remained even now- 500 years later. A grin slowly appeared upon the pregnant guild masters face, as she came up with a fun and competitive way to celebrate their success.
' Listen up everyone. ' She yelled, looking at her flourishing guild with a smile.
Her smile instantly fell as none of her guild noticed she had even spoken- continuing to noisily chat away. Glaring she yelled even louder.
' OI YOU UNGREATFUL BRATS' Rosa yelled in frustration, glaring at them as their chattering silenced immediately.
' Thank you. Seen as we successfully earnt the 1 000 000 Jewels to pay off our debt; i have decided it calls for a celebrati
All About ThumbsWhat are thumbs?All About Thumbs4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Thumb" is short for "thumbnail" which is basically a miniature version of a deviation (merely a nickname used to describe a particular piece of art that has been submitted to deviantART1) and on deviantART, a thumb is clickable and leads to the original piece of art. Thumbs can be used in various places throughout deviantART such as features and forums.
A thumb and its code
This is a thumb:
Go ahead, try it out and click on it. :D
To display a thumb, you're going to need a thumb code. A thumb code looks like this:
And they can be found on the right side of a deviation:
To display a thumb, simply copy and paste the deviation's thumb code where you'd like the thumb to be displayed.
Where can thumbs be displa