Tutorials!Tutorials!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I have produced a range of tutorials on artistic use of the computer. Most of them concerns rather general concepts and can hopefully give something regardless of which program you are using or even be of some interest for traditional, non-digital artists. Some examples of my art can be found in the gallery.
That said, to get the most out of these you should know that I mainly use the open-source image manipulation program GIMP. I also work a lot with the painter program MyPaint. These are both very powerful programs capable of great artistic expression. Being open-source programs, they are both legally free to download and use without any cost. They exist for many platforms, including Linux, Mac and Windows, so they are worth trying out if you haven't already.
The tutorials listed below tend are (ver
Collection: StaircasesCollection: Staircases2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Modern elevators have made “skyscrapers” possible—buildings with so many floors that reaching them only by stairway access would be a ridiculous and exhausting proposition. And so stairways have become hidden in blandly utilitarian “fire exit” stairwells. Even buildings now designed with no more than two or three floors save space with elevators rather than having a central stairway. And so one of the glories of our most beautiful architecture is rapidly disappearing, being preserved only in private mansion residences. It is a pity.
There is something magical in a stairway—this structure endlessly “in motion,
Collection: Caffeinated ArtCollection: Caffeinated Art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Coffee is a very personal part of a person’s life. Having a “way you take your coffee” is as much an indication of the crossing over into adulthood as a first broken heart. Even when psychically rudderless and adrift, awaking to morning in one of those blank margins of one’s life, there is always the next start, a new start—in that first cup of coffee. Coffee is the one nonjudgemental friend who never betrays.
“Coffee makes us severe and grave and philosophical.”
– Jonathan Swift
Collection: Snowed InCollection: Snowed In2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no more stark dichotomy than the conflicting feelings we have about the wintertime. Many find the snow–blanketed landscape makes winter the most serenely beautiful of the seasons. But people die of exposure in the cold. The idea of being “snowed in” evokes thoughts of fireplaces and hot chocolate and snuggling under piles of blankets, of family reunions and gift–giving, and taking an annual “time–out.”
But it also means lost work hours and school days and danger should someone need to go to the hospital through white–out conditions on ice–glazed roads. Winter is the most beautiful but also the
Realm of Possibilities: SuperhumanRealm of Possibilities: Superhuman2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm of Possibilities: Superhuman
Naga by armandeo64
Foreword by techgnotic
Our guest editorialist, the nameless one, founder of Realm-of-Fantasy is known on DeviantArt as alltheoriginalnames and he is the Keeper of the Realm—that Realm being the renowned Realm of Fantasy Group, the largest fantasy and science fiction group curation on the web. He is the Administrator for poseraddicts, a dA group for 3D artists and the founder of Creationarium. The editors of
Collection: The LeonidsCollection: The Leonids2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The year’s best naturally-occurring light show, the Leonids meteor shower, is due overhead on the nights of November 15 - 20. The passing comet “Tempel-Tuttle” leaves a debris field of meteoroid particles in its wake each year that the Earth will spin through on those nights. Larger “Leonids,” about 10 mm across, have a mass of half a gram and are known for their brightness. The Leonid shower may deposit 13 tons of particles across our planet. The Leonid meteor storm of 1833 may have been the biggest, brightest ever, producing an estimated 240,000 meteoroids entering our atmosphere over 9 hours. Both Nati
Collection: Blue HarvestCollection: Blue Harvest2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of
Shinsengumi Mokuhiroku~Wasurenagusa~Yeah~finally my holidays coming about month~ even I think, there's just no holidays because a lot things I need to done. There's a tones of drama cds need to download, now I'm finish up downloading Dialovers; the VERSUS. Dialovers have a lots of cds came out and I need to rush and download all, one-by-one, because my internet totally don't want cooperate with me. But, this time, I'm not coming with empty-hand (am I right O_o??), here more drama cds!! But, this cds totally long, almost 2 hours for each volume and the links totally big, so be patient for download them [ I'm download about 5-7 times ONLY for vol. 2]Shinsengumi Mokuhiroku~Wasurenagusa~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay! CDs time!! This time we'll back to the past...a years before The Fall of Shogunate!! (I'm history's student ). Well, this is not the first cds with this history, a lots of anime also had used this history in their arts before; such as Hakuouki(kill the otome gamers if she don't know this game), Gintama & Kurogane Masterpeace. But, the interesting about this
:: Valentine's Day Free Giveaway :: closed:: Valentine's Day Free Giveaway :: closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok so I decided to a gift giveaway since it's Valentine's Day upcoming
and I need to spread some love <3
So be my Valentine?/shot
... For a randomly selected winner, I will give away my art print of your choice.
(any drawing of mine that is 'print inabled')
I will be directly purchasing them from dA store and send it to your address!
Yes, I will be covering the shipping and all that, any location.
1020 randomly selected people, I will send them out 10 points each ; v ; !
Deadline: 2014-02-13 / Arizona time zone
So, you need to do...
1. Fav this journal.
2. Leave a comment (So I can give each of you a *number)
3. That's all?... ewe
You don't have to be my watcher since it's Valentine's Day
Places XXXIPlaces XXXI4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned
A Maze In The Haze by photofreak385
Bako 5 by juhku
switzerland14 by Gehoersturz Next Up by IvanAndreevich
Sparklesand by IvanAndreevich Towards the dying Sun by Ondskapens
Balcony Sunset Panorama 4 by comsic
Hungarian skies pt.XLII. by realityDream End of Days by IvanAndreevich
Misty Morning by FreeForms Purple and orange skies by DeanAndSamsGirl
The gully by RezzanATAKOL
Collection: Alternative UniverseCollection: Alternative Universe2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Artist Really in Need of Help. AND RAFFLE.UPDATE!:Artist Really in Need of Help. AND RAFFLE.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Great job, guys! The procedure was successful!
She's a high-energy, hard-working, spirited fun-ball
of laughter, talent, and voracious supernovas of friendship.
She's also an animator.
The pay's kinda okay I guess, better than your average burger flipper,
but not close to other equally hard working people in other jobs.
A couple weeks back, her hard drive gave up the ghost.
It stopped working like a unionized chemistry teacher
getting notice of a district labor dispute.
And leaving everyone else pretty darned peeved.
Trapped within her hard drive are her personal files,
past projects, portfolio samples...
...And the first five years of photos of her daughter, Lily.
Just like her mom, Lily is also a high-energy fun-ball of
into the wildinto the wild4 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Across The Streaming Tide by r-maric
Warmth in Winter by dsnider
Blue and grey by matthieu-parmentier Valaam Islands... _82_ by my-shots Guichard Lake I : the Darkness by MaximeCourty
Antelope Canyon,magical and unseen night by alierturk
San Francisco, unseen night remade FB by alierturk Iridium by Questavia Silence by AlHabshi
Skogafoss, Iceland by Stridsberg
Silent Immensity by RobertoBertero Where the Glow Goes by PeterJCoskun Chaosphere by alexandre-deschaumes
Green Creek Purl by Dapicture
-When the light came into our kingdom- by Janek-Sedlar Radiate by LAlight Wander by jaelise
Radiance by FlorentCourty
Red Fall by MarcoHeisler Grimm by RobinHalioua -Shaman_s road on the other side- by Janek-Sedlar
Mesa Arch by SvenMueller
Scarab by Dee-T June 18th by FramedByNature Lost Planet by tassanee
Freedom by Annabelle-Chabert
Rays of Splendor by tvurk Storm painter III by BrunoCHATARD Radiance by LG77
in the quiet by jaelise
Northern Lights Of Christmas by Nitrok Crystal brilliance by Trichardsen Apostels in Galaxy by MadMike27
-Angels alongside our path- by Janek-Sedlar
If These Trees Could Talk pt.VII. by realityDream Dec. 31-2014 II by Weissglut lead me XI by JoannaRzeznikowska
The Brilliance Of Beckwith by kkart
Canyonlands, Mesa Arch by alierturk Endless Hope by borda The Storm Catcher-2 by kkart
Old Time by porbital
wandering of souls III by JoannaRzeznikowska Morendo by Oer-Wout -Archaic blending of the souls- by Janek-Sedlar
The Whole Universe Surrenders by MikkoLagerstedt
it will come over me as the sun goes down by DaSchu :thumb50635
Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.As an artist, you probably will be approached by various people over time. Some may be looking for commissions, others will most likely be looking for free art.Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some handy resources concerning the "free art"-people. First of all, there's this handy flowchart called "Should I Work For Free?.
If they say they'll pay you with:
-Eventual cut of the profit when profits are made
-No pay, since artists "shouldn't be sell-outs, but draw for fun"
Then run for the hills and get away as fast as you can.
Because if it's for a game, a comic or another for-profit project, the most normal response should be "Fuck you. Pay me." (worded politer, though that goes without saying).
Spec-work? -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We don't have the budget for 20 sprite-sheets, but we'll sell this game and your name will be in the credits!" -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We need 10 sprites / full paintings by tomorrow,
The HyperloopThe Hyperloop1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Train Station CITT Matte by rich35211
There’s a really, really fast subway system in your future.
Would you believe ground travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than thirty minutes? That’s the prediction of the Hyperloop’s financier, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (the co–founder of PayPal). The Hyperloop is being designed as a driverless public transport train that will rocket between American c
Urban LandscapesFeatured Prints: Discover The Beauty of an Urban WonderlandUrban Landscapes2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fine Art PrintsWrapped CanvasPhoto PrintsArt Gifts
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Wie man auf deviantART mehr Aufmerksamkeit bekommtAlso du denkst, dass du ein wirklich guter Künstler bist und einige anständige Werke hast, aber niemandem, dem du sie zeigen könntest. Oder aber du bist ein lernender Künstler, der sich wünscht, mehr Aufmerksamkeit auf seine Werke zu lenken, um Ratschläge und Kritik zu erhalten. Klingt das nach dir? Ich weiß, es klingt nach mir!Wie man auf deviantART mehr Aufmerksamkeit bekommt6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Viele Künstler auf deviantART wünschen sich, dass sie bekannter wären in der Welt der Kunst, aber ich habe bemerkt, dass viele nicht wissen, wie sie dies erreichen können. Tatsächlich gibt es viele Möglichkeiten und wir werden sie gründlich beleuchten, um hoffentlich bekannter zu werden!
Zunächst, nur damit wir uns richtig verstehen, erwarte bitte keinen Erfolg, wenn du nichts in deiner Gallerie hast. Du musst ernsthaft und mit vollem Herzen dabei sein. Sei dir außerdem IMMER sicher, dass das Kunstwerk dein eigenes ist und nicht von jemandem gestohlen wurde. Es wird mit Sicherheit v
Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLEAnd the winning numbers are:Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLE1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Which means the winners are: ImpureElegance, FuriousClown and APerfectDarkness
Now please send me a note and tell me what you want me to draw. Thank you for participating~
It's been 3 years already. I can't believe how time flies... I've also reached over 10 000 watchers
...It's like 2/3 of the population of the town I was born in :iconpapmingplZ:
I never even dreamed of so many followers. I wanted to thank you so much for your support through all those years. You have no idea how much it means to me :icontouchedplz:
So to celebrate I open a raffle for you, guys. You can win 1 of 3 sketches like these ones:
3 years = 3 sketches
If you want to win one then here are the rules:
You have to be a watcher. After all it's a raffle for my watchers. But it's never too late to become one :iconheplz:
CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points GiveawayCLOSED.CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the final number for commission is: 441, and for points 462! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING, AND GOOD LUCK, I WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS TOMORROW!!!
I already have a list with everyones usernames, so its pointless to comment now.
Those of you that follow my polls already know that I wanted to give something back to my watchers for all of your support, you guys are amazing So, one of my watchers will get one free commission from me, 10 watchers will get 100 DA points each, and all of you will get full resolution .psd file of that free commission
To get a chance at free commission, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher (Im doing this ONLY for my watchers)
2. Comment on this journal with the following: "Hey Nana, I want a free commishie *enter smiley of your choice here*" comment ONLY ONCE, with only one account please (lets be fair, mkay? )
To get a chance at points, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher
2015 DeviantArt Calendars2015 DeviantArt Calendars1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
lemonade by loish
The year’s last gift—that you save for yourself!
This year my pick for the boldest, most beautiful and most imaginative wall calendar for the New Year has to be The-SixthLeafClover 2015 Zodiac Dragons Calendar.
Whether you’re a dragons
Storytellers of the FutureStorytellers of the Future2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Storytellers of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
The Storyteller by jrtracey
What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?
Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories w
CONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)CONTEST CLOSED, NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTEDCONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING, AND GOOD LUCK!
(PLEASE CONSIDER CHECKING OUT MY OTHER CONTEST TOO- THERE'S TWO MORE CHANCES TO WIN A TABLET!)
(If you entered and don't see your entry listed below, let me know ASAP!)
:iconyixeirt: OC Design Contest Entry: Anya by Yixeirt
:icondandandanao: The werewolf Kamal by dandandanao
:iconwaterdragontonx94: Venom contest: Villa Vesna by WaterdragonTonx94
:iconFires-storm: Maxamillion Stone by Fires-storm
:icongranoidzo: Kierra (contest entry) by granoidzoKierra close up ver. by granoidzo
:iconveritas-night: Zhizhu-jing Bio by veritas-nightZhizhu-jing by veritas-night
:iconspadiekitchenqueen: Interview with a Vouivre by spadiekitchenqueen
:iconFelixuta: Design Roswitha by FelixutaRoswitha Portrait by FelixutaRoswitha Amsel by FelixutaI hate them by Felixuta
:iconMansdefenderOakgrove: Contest own charakter Nacken by MansdefenderOakgrove
Birthday CONTEST [WINNERS!!!!!]------ EDIT:Birthday CONTEST [WINNERS!!!!!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sooo... It has been very hard to pick only 3 winners, but well ;;;;
Thank you so much everyone who has participated! ;A;
Other awesome entries that I really loved (not in any particular order) :
Rui and Akio by P0PK0 Yuki and Gina by hinivaal