Files sizes and the reader performanceFile size does matter to a certain extent in how your book will perform in the reader.Files sizes and the reader performance1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Pages with lots of assets that have large file sizes may tend to slow down in the reader or take a little while to load.
The best rule of thumb is to try to keep the file sizes of your assets as low as possible without affecting the quality of the asset.
For images, use a .png for any image that contains transparent pixels (such as a character cut out of it's environment).
Use a .jpg for any image that does not contain any transparent pixels (such as a background image). Where a .png may be 2 or 3 megabytes in size, that same image will be about 500k as a .jpg and that savings will help your page perform better without reducing the quality.
For sound, try to loop sound where you can and fade out sound where you can. Instead of just playing a 2 minute long piece of music, try to make the melody loop, then move to the next looped melody at a tap point. This not only reduces file size
Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
I got angry! Pt.2As I said - I got angry. Frustrated. And I see it a lot. How DO you get your work out there? How do you get seen?I got angry! Pt.22 months ago in Personal More Like This
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and sub-genre, technique, approach, and so on, that it's important to be clear where you want to go with your work at the outset – and you have to be REALLY honest and tough on yourself.
Do you want to draw:
If you're into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you're going to have to want it incredibly badly, as the competition is the most extreme I've ever known it right now. There seems to be more titles than ever - and with the digital revolution more people are capable of producing sleek, mainstream quality art - but right across the
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
I Got Angry Pt.6Something else that get's me angry...I Got Angry Pt.62 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why can't artist's be EXPECTED to experiment? To try new things? To be innovative?
Why is it that drawing in the same style forever is viewed as THE BEST approach?
How do we unlearn this?
How do we encourage creators to be daring, and our readers to be more open and daring too?
I admit it.
I chop and I change, and if you're looking for a book that is consistent then you'd better not invest any time in me! As a result I've lost many fans over the years. People at cons sometimes say 'where did you go after The Hulk? I thought you must have left the industry...'
They never knew I was always here, but always changing.
Case in point - 'Captain Stone is Missing...' (FREE on dA here: www.deviantart.com/art/Captain…) may be, in my opinion, the best work of my career, but consistent it is not!!!
For me there are artists tha
Introducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantARTApr 2, 2013by spyedIntroducing Madefire Motion Books to deviantART1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Visit #Madefire on deviantART
I am very excited to announce a strategic partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. (iPhone & iPad)
Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new category on our front-page called "Motion Books.” You will immediately find a dozen Madefire Motion Books there, with more books released each Wednesday.
Browse Motion BooksTM
Try it out!
WIN A 12MO SUB!! SEASONS ART CONTEST!!Hi guys! :iconpixelated-nightmare: and I are going to be hosting a drawing contest!WIN A 12MO SUB!! SEASONS ART CONTEST!!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Create a character or creature using the theme of ‘The Seasons.’
(So winter, spring, summer or autumn/fall)
Your picture must include a tree, work it in however you see fit.
No overly sexual or violent entries will be accepted! But otherwise feel free to be as creative as you like, the contest will be judged on originality and creativity This also means do not worry about your skill level! All can join and ALL have a fair chance!
You can submit up to three pictures- but only one is needed to enter! You can do an extra two if you wish
Please, only finished works- we don't want to see just sketches!
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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 supplies2 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
The Basics of Comma UsageThis guide is meant to give you, as a writer, a thorough foundation in comma usage. I won't cover every use, but I will go over a majority of them, all of which are worth knowing.The Basics of Comma Usage3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as this tutorial's subject matter is concerned, I feel comfortable explaining about ninety percent of what follows. However, I want this to be as accurate as possible, so I've gone to other sources online to back me up (primarily to fill in the gaps of my knowledge in terminology). I've included the links to these sources immediately below as well as in the author's description. I will refer to them throughout the tutorial by their source number (Source 1, Source 2, etc). If you wish to better your grammar even further, I particularly recommend grammarbook.com (Sources 2 and 3). Note that all the examples I give in this tutorial were not taken from the sources; they are my own.
1) grammar.ccc.comnet.edu ("Conjunctions")
CONTEST (DATE CHANGED)Oh wait! Don't go! Wait! Wait for me!CONTEST (DATE CHANGED)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh good! I caught you! I need to make sure you guys see this!
Well! I've decided that I'm going to do another contest! My second one. I had so much fun with my previous contest that I've been thinking so much about it to see what I can do! And I think I've finally decided on something.
This is going to be a contest with a very large time limit, but with nice prizes! There are two contests that you can participate in, with two separate prompts.
PROMPT ONE: THE PROTECTOR
There’s nothing more comforting knowing that there is someone that would lay down their lives to protect you, your rights, emotions, and feelings. A mother will protect her child, a soldier would protect his country, and a political hero would lay down their life to ensure citizens are guaranteed their human rights. Protectors are not necessarily literal, physical beings, but in times are often spiritual, religious, and
concurso de 7OO puntos (ABIERTO)La verdad,mi verdadera cuenta la eliminaron xc & esta era mi cuenta de respaldo, gracias a Dios traslade todos mis a esta cuenta, solo que ahora ya no volveré a DA, ya que tengo muuchas cosas que hacer >:c por eso decidíconcurso de 7OO puntos (ABIERTO)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
hacer este sorteo de 7OO la verdad tengo 771 pero lo demas lo voy a guardar cx
Comencemos con lo que hay que hacer
Agregar este Journal a
Promocionar este concurso en un Journal [Me tienen que etiquetar :iconMINOMBREDEUSUARIO]
darle +watch a ella Files-PSD
Si quieren aparecer mas veces
Donar si me donan 1 aparecerán 1 vez mas, & asi...segun lo que donen
Sera 3 lugares 1.-*4OO 2.-*2OO 3.-*1OO
Comienza el |19|O7|2O14 & termina el 25|O7|2O14
[Bullet; Purple] Si tienen alguna duda, me manda una notita c:
EDIT: ENDED - WIN A 3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP! EDIT: GIVE AWAY HAS ENDED. congratulations to Swiftycat for winning!EDIT: ENDED - WIN A 3 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: GIVEAWAY ENDS LATER TODAY AT 6 PM (PST)
so i decided to just do a giveaway for the premium i wanted to give.
i'll be doing more of these in time, since that's mostly what my points will be for- giving premiums away. ♥
WAYS TO ENTER:
• you must be (or can become) a watcher of mine
• make a journal or poll featuring this giveaway, then comment this with the link to your journal/poll
• do not enter more than once, you will be disqualified
after you comment i will reply with a number and i will choose the winner using http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/
GIVEAWAY WILL END NEXT THURSDAY (THE 20) AT 6 PM (PST)
winner will be announced via journal and will receive a note from me
have fun! CC:
Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon FosterWho is Jon Foster?Create Cover Art with Illustrator Jon Foster2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Jon-Foster is a professional illustrator whose works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.
As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals, he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover. Check out his work below!
Deviousness Award saayyyyyy wwwhaaaaaaatDeviousness Award5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in Japan on vacation right now so I don't get to check in on my websites too much but I did just now and noticed I got a ... a Deviousness award :0
:0 :0 ;0
It especially means a lot since I owe so much to DeviantArt. I can sincerely say I owe my career to this website, its thanks to them I've had job offers who led to me working in the video game industry at a pretty young age, thanks to them I've gotten magazines to notice me and commission workshops, thanks to them I was able to find smaller gigs early on and so much more. I've met awesome people here, constantly find new inspirations and best of all, am able to share with others my passion for art.
My life would be quite different without DeviantArt.
SO, A MASSIVE THANK YOU!
Here is a tutorial on shading while we're at it
Cheers from Kyoto!
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SoSo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have 167 watchers... so ill host a lil contest Anyways.. Here is what you have to do: -Watch me, if you havent already -Make a journal about this -Comment here Okay how you win this ill give you a number, then later i will randomly select one from random.org, I will do this three times, so 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place. Prizes- 1st- One Animated icon| Journal doll | Custom | 50 2nd- Still icon| 2 customs | 25 | 3rd- Still icon| Custom | 10 Good luck!<
Murphy Apprenticeship wrap-upHey all!Murphy Apprenticeship wrap-up4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I should have written something sooner regarding the Murphy Apprenticeship (where I took 5 students into my house in Maine and taught them comics for 2 weeks). Mostly I think I wanted to let the experience settle in before saying much about it. And now that I've had a few weeks back to my real life in NYC, I think I'm ready to post.
For photos and a student's perspective on the Murphy Apprenticeship, check out Tana Ford's page:
Here are the names of the students for the 2014 winter session (along with their Twitter):
Tana Ford http://duckacomic.blogspot.com/
Corin Howell http://rinpin.tumblr.com/
Jorge Coelho http://brandnewnostalgia.com/Jorge_Coelho
Clay McCormack http://digboston.com/tag/dead-meat-clay-mccormack/
Stephen Green http://stephengreencomics.tumblr.com/
I caught a lucky break for this first session: 5 talented students who were already at publishing levels. Clay and Stephen I'd met
The New Sta.sh CommentsToday, we've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in images to your comments and then draw on those images using deviantART muro! This new feature, powered by Sta.sh Writer, makes collaboration in Sta.sh even better!The New Sta.sh Comments2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Easier Collaboration and Communication
We're happy to announce the new Sta.sh comments. As you're aware, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we're happy to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
The new Sta.sh comments allows multiple features and rich text editing to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Writer application into your comments, completely revolutionizing creative communication on Sta.sh.
Add Formatting and Media to Sta.sh Comments!
Add formatting to com
Batman of ShanghaiYo! It's been waaaaaay too long since I've last updated my journal.Batman of Shanghai2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Figured sharing some Batman action might help break the ice a little.
In case you haven't paid any attention to the shorts that played this
summer over Cartoon Network's DC Nation then you might have missed the
standout work that came from Wolf Smoke Studio.
They're the studio behind Kung Fu Cooking Girls, a short that pretty much brought a new style to the animation table:
This, I believe, is the lead key animator's profile on Pixiv. Just click the image to go there and browse his gallery. It's quality:
Always a beautiful thing to see a new studio doing so well against all odds. They're almost doing the impossible over there in China. Hopefully we'll see them producing more memorable animation. I wish them many years of success and growth.
As far as myself, I've got some animation of my own coming down the pipe. More on that in the future...I'm
DONDE DESCARGAR MUSICA K-POPYa hace un tiempo alguien me había preguntado y bueno yo tengo 3 paginas de donde descargar música de kpop y bueno se las quise compartir por que no se haha creo que es canzado buscar por uno solo y bajar canción por canción ¿no? ahre en finDONDE DESCARGAR MUSICA K-POP1 month ago in Personal More Like This
aquí les dejo los Links (: y mi opinión personal
es buena pagina encuentras no solo k-pop también J-pop, hay tanto singles, mini - albums, álbumes completos,Repackage, vídeos también encuentras temas de OST'S y por ejemplo si hoy sale el álbum de 2ne1 hoy mismo te ofrece el enlace de descarga tanto en MP3 Como en M4A y aparte de eso te da la opción de descargar canción por canción por si solo quisieras una y una cosa genial es que a un lado te aparece los "UPCOMING RELEASES" de música de la pagina oficial de yesasia.com y también las actualiza
500 Points Give AwayHow to participate:500 Points Give Away3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Fav+ this journal!
2.This GIVE AWAY is only for my watchers!
There will be a total of 6 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
One 200 point winnerTwo 100 point winnersTwo 50 point winners
Deadline: Sunday, June 15th
Insidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners AnnouncementInsidiousInsidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners Announcement1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
We challenged you to add a shadowy twist to a 'normal' daily experience, and you responded with some absolutely terrifying entries! Director James Wan was so impressed that he kept going back and forth trying to determine a winner because the entries were THAT good! However, he did complete his difficult task and the winners are now in