FREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook ProFREE 1 Hour Tutorial on Painting in Sketchbook Pro3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! Check out this free 1 hour tutorial on how Bobby Chiu painted the cover of the new release of Sketchbook Pro 6!
Artist tips on styleArtist tips on style3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view a 10 minute video about how to develop your own unique style.
If you like it, let me know in the comments or share it with your friends.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
New FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael DefeoNew FREE ZBrush Tutorial by Michael Defeo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out the free ZBrush tutorial by Michael Defeo on Schoolism.com. Watch Michael use the new Curvetube brush to create Hair Details using ZBrush!
How to Create Fictional Highlights and ScalesHow to Create Fictional Highlights and Scales3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image above to view a 10 minute video tutorial for digital artists.
Photography | Digital Art new portfolio websitePhotography | Digital Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you Crevado (my portfolio host) for featuring my site on their website front page in the 'top 9 featured example portfolios' out of 183,000+ creatives! I am blown away
My Deviantart gallery is under construction.
Time for something new, I just wanted to make a fresh (short and sweet) journal and feature some work which inspires me. I haven't been too active lately (due to life things/full time work + I'm re-processing old images that I feel they can be better, so everything else is paused until I finish - stay turned!) But I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and comments you give me, thank you to all my new watchers and a big thank you to those who take the time to communicate with me often and have become my good friends much appreciated
I hope you stick around with me to see
Autodesk Sketchbook Hero ChallengeAutodesk Sketchbook Hero Challenge10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
CHALLENGE: AUTODESK SKETCHBOOK’S
THE HERO CHALLENGE
Drat January 2015 Hero Challenge by derekcascio
The Hero Challenge is exactly the fun we should all be having when collaborating together.
View The Hero Challenge
It is incredibly important to set up direct lines of communication between artists at the top
Conceptually Featured IVConceptually Featured IV3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Enjoy these amazing conceptual photos.
Favourite if you like.
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Creative people (comic con talk I did)(some of this you may have read in my other journals too. This was my talk at the ICE comic con last weekend.)Creative people (comic con talk I did)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To be creative is a way of thinking. When you observe what’s around you, what are the things you pick up and store in your memory?
(Only look at this image for a few seconds and then scroll it out of the frame)
This was an image of the 2013 World photography awards.
I’ve just shown it to you for about 10 seconds. What do you still remember from it?
The pigeons that fly around? The fact that these pigeons were white? The notion of all the Blue in the image , so well in the building as in the clothing of the women. Or did you remember the two kids that seem to be the cause of the birds fleeing the scene.
Someone with an interest towards architecture probably lingered his eyes at the building and recognized it’s style culture and perhaps knows of it’s build method. While someone with an interes
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.Why it's so important to unite as artists.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony.
Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.
When I joined Deviant Art
SalvationYou ask why I kindly stayed by your side during your darkest hours.Salvation8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because I see my reflection in you.
No one came when I screamed, cried in despair.
No one came when I pondered tossing myself off of a bridge,
fantasizing about my blood, flesh, shattered skull upon the sharp rocks below.
Just as my shadows were the only thing ever had been there for me,
I want to be there for you.
When I'm saving you,
I'm saving myself,
And over again.
I keep on collecting damaged souls because with each one I rescue,
The broken child in me smiles a little.
How many souls do I help until my own is salvaged?
I don't know.
If it takes touching thousands of lives,
then that's exactly what I'll do.
I'll rescue you to rescue me.
Contest 21 - Coloring Book ChallengeContest 21 - Coloring Book Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section
What the Judge's Were Saying: This one became the judge's favorite so fast it'd make your head spin! There were actually three entries inspired by Klimt, but this was our favorite. Lots of shape and beautiful to look at. Congratulations on your win! ~ Chosen by Zimeta, ratscout MistyTang
What the Judge's Were Saying: We love that you decided to work with a bigger picture. We can see all the effort you put into it, and it looks as smooth as a Vermeer. Love the coloring style!~ Chosen by Zimeta and ratscout
What the Judge's Were Saying: Another surprising choice of coloring page, and one of the only people to use two coloring inspi
Chasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big ThingChasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big Thing8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
CHASING THE SUN Solar Power is the Next Big Thing in Energy
Solar Power for the city
In one year, the sun gives off enough energy to meet the Earth’s energy needs for 1,437 years.
So why aren’t we powering the world with solar energy? While there are a few major roadblocks that are preventing us from reimagining our world’s power supply overnight, there is no doubt that solar power is on the rise.
Currently the UK is on track to
Hadron Collider: New Color DiscoveredHadron Collider: New Color Discovered8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
HADRON COLLIDER: New Color Discovered
A funny thing happened at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.
The world’s most powerful particle accelerator was engineered to prove or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson – the so-called “God particle” that could unlock the secrets of several major conundrums of modern physics. But along the way, whilst smashing atoms together in their collider, the scientists have come up with somethin
Cryptography: What Happens When Art is Encrypted?Cryptography: What Happens When Art is Encrypted?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SECRETS ARE FOR KEEPING What Happens When Art is Encrypted?
The Imitation Game
What is it about human nature that draws us to puzzles?
Our minds are trained by aeons of evolution to look for patterns. Puzzles are merely patterns that have been rearranged, scrambled. The moment that we realize this, we immediately want to restore order, to put the pattern back together properly with everything in its right place. Our brains are sometimes logical to a fault, and when thin
Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
a) b) c)
e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
How to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 1*Title stolen from a well-known and favourite book of mineHow to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 1: Submitting with POWER
I know there are a million "how to be popular" guides on DA and a million more parody versions of them. This article isn't about becoming popular, or starting drama or racking up pageviews as fast as possible for the sake of seeing a larger number.
This article won't make your art better, or make you more a more popular personality. However, what I've noticed is that many artists are missing out on feedback and exposure that they should be getting if not for a few common mistakes. Time after time, I've read on Artist's Confessions, or just browsing through members' personal journals that their gallery doesn't recieve any traffic and they can't improve because they're not getting any feedback. They feel like their lack of popularity is a personal statement. That their art isn't worth looking at. This is entirely untrue.
Hopefully this will help you, the underexposed artist, to b
Writing Good Characters - Part OneWritten by Songdog-StrayFangOriginally I was asked to write an article on characters; what makes them good, bad, and what makes them balanced. However the more I thought about it, the more I realized that doing an article on “characters” was flat impossible. The reason for this is like writing a complete article on fiction. Fiction contains many genres, each with their own personality, purpose, and tropes. Characters are of the same merit. Usually when you hear people talk about characters, their focus is on the main character. But that’s not where the character cast ends. So instead, I’ve decided to write three articles on the main ‘types’ of characters: Protagonists, Antagonists, and Supporting Cast.Writing Good Characters - Part One2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Since most of what people care and talk about is the protagonist, that’s where we’ll begin. Usually when people discuss whether a character is well done or not, the word that gets tossed around is “Mary Sue”. But the
Daredevil: Man Without FearDaredevil: Man Without Fear9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DAREDEVIL: Man Without Fear
Hell’s Kitchen in New York City was a pretty rough place
Like many areas of the city in the 1950s and 1960s, poverty gave way to hardship which in turn created crime. The New York of that time period would be unimaginable to people only familiar with today’s Disneyland–inspired Times Square. But back then things were tough.
Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers...2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: NausicaaMovie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Pino44io
The story unfolds one thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire, the event that brought about the ultimate destruction of industrial society, and the few remaining human tribes struggle to survive, clinging to the slowly shrinking areas that are still suitable to live in.
“Kaze no Tani no Naushika” was theatrically released before Studio
How to Stop Planning and Use What You've GotArticle cowritten by ShadowedAcolyte and neurotype.How to Stop Planning and Use What You've Got2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We've chosen to present this in bullets. The first few are ways to tell when your planning has gone too far; the rest are how to get past that.
Featured literature was chosen for its ability to present exposition: good pacing, tantalizing hints, etc.
How do I know I've planned too much?
When you can't hold it all in your head.When you can't explain it without a long-winded summary."So you've planned X. How will you reveal X to the reader?" If you can't immediately think of a good idea, it's probably overplanned.
Volume: how much of your story is world-building/backstory?
Properly spaced, you could get up to 10% world into a story without ruining the book (e.g. for an epic fantasy or something else not set in a place readers will immediately recognize). The rest should be happening now.If the setting is much more familiar—like, Everytown, USA, it could easily be 1% backstory.