Stockers you should knowHey people! So, one of the many questions I get asked about how to improve figure drawing is where to find a suitable model. In a perfect world, friends and family members would sit for us artists for hours on end, however that's highly unlikely especially if you're looking for an "actiony" pose! Also, those of you who are just beginning to draw the figure need to do so from a human model. Drawing from life is, once again, ideal, but stock photos are the next best thing. Plus I'm always harping about dA's great stock so this is the list of some of the absolute best figurative/pose based human stockers on dA:Stockers you should know3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
#1.SenshiStock For Male and Female pose reference
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
You are here.
Non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Small but useful gallery of plus size female model in form fitting clothing.
has a folder of
Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P1Hello ladies and gentlemen artists and designers and writers and anyone else who may want a rundown on my take on Women and Armor.Women and Armor: Saying GOODBYE to Panty-Plate P12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beware: Here be cussin'!
I’m writing this because there is this gigantic upheaval in the comics, video game, Hollywood machine, etc. over how women are portrayed in popular media and I think these themes, themes of women in combat and having to use any sort of armor (or even simply getting dressed for combat) is a subject of major contention. I, for one, and kind of tired of seeing the Panty-plate or exposed important bits and then some dude (or publisher/company) telling me this female character is some sort of fighter.
Now, a little disclaimer before we get started:
While I may pull from sources about this issues and use examples to further my point, I am in NO way bashing someone’s art. Some of these people (mainly dudes) who draw these characters fucking rock. I mean:
Look at that thing. She’s a total badass and I of
Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock UsesJust a small feature to show you some of the great artwork people have made recently from my stock. Please take a moment to visit these lovely artists and enjoy their pretty things!Art Feature: Recent SenshiStock Uses3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let it rain by chels-pooPractice pose 2 by Katoons88AU Ezio by YazoraPink by ingunnbfantidote to everything by crespella:thumb356438366:Art Trade: Zafina by Speckled-EggThistle Flower on the prowl by krahkaFemale marauder Warhammer fan art by derpingtimmy:thumb355266519:Guild Master by HarpyMarxTanis - Transform by evionTies by pilarouro
Unused SenshiStock: PART 1Does SenshiStock expire? I'm not sure! But here are some old poses that don't have any use comments on them yet. Is there anything here that you can use before it goes stale?!Unused SenshiStock: PART 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Sitting 13 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 15 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 16 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 38 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 41 by SenshiStockSailor Defeat 17 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 22 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 60 by SenshiStockSailor Animamate 4 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 14 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 18 by SenshiStockSailor Reading 4 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 86 by SenshiStockSailor Bride by SenshiStockSailor IMPALED4 O_O by SenshiStockSailor Fight 23 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 5 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 7 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 13 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 3 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 9 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 11 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 28 by SenshiStock
Looking back at all that old stock has made me nostalgic! (Some of these are so grainy, ; A ; I should retake them!)
I hope you find something in here that you can use still!
Part 2 coming soon!
Note: I'm not deleting anything (sorry to scare you xD) but I might pack some of these old images up into ZIP files.
Tidbits about Journals/Features.Tidbits about Journals/Features7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"To Sta.sh, or not to Sta.sh?"
that is the question...
There are two (main) ways to write a journal!
1) The first one, we tend to use when we join dA:
(at first most of us do not know what Sta.sh is, right?!)
This is how it looks like when one works on it:
You publish it in 1 Step: Submit
2) The second one is Sta.sh
You find it above the first option!
And this is how it looks like when you open it:
You have a library of artworks and journals stored there. Yes, you can also store artworks in Sta.sh (Upload Files)
Here you can star
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
What you can do if a big company stole your art An indy artist's work being used by Disney without permission: http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-whatWhat you can do if a big company stole your art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My tumblr reply: http://mayshing.tumblr.com/post/47627305546/katiewoodger-disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i
PS: this one is on the verge being settled, Disney already started working on it, she's being helped.
Seeing posts like this, I just thought I should share some knowledge I have, I personally already have met 3 different artists who doesn't know what to do when:
Record company ripped them off
Publisher ripped them off
Big corporation used their artwork without permission (that's usually by accident because of an outsource company broke the rule etc)
USA people: Go
NEW SenshiStock.com + *Sinned-angel-stock CollabIt's a new year and I have a new website!NEW SenshiStock.com + *Sinned-angel-stock Collab3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Say hi to SenshiStock.com!
This is a really simple, small site to start but I have bigger plans for it! For now, it's a place where you can go to purchase advance downloads of unreleased stock, or to buy the USB drive. It's also a central hub for SenshiStock social media. The biggest of thanks goes to Steve Forde for his quick implementation of the site!
There are four packs available for advance download right now: Bird's Eye, Fans, Monster, and the collab shoot with Sinned-angel-stock (more about that one below). The packs will rotate throughout the year allowing you access to different types of stock. These are all stock images that will eventually be available in the gallery for free, but your purchase now allows you early access to them and helps support the creation of more stoc
Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment IIArtist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools
In the first week of Artist's Toolbox, we discussed basic Watercolor Equipment such as paper, brushes and paints. Second week's article presents additional tools, equipment that some artists use to enhance their watercolor creations or just for the fun of it, however none of them is crucial to create a watercolor painting.
I divided these tools into two categories - those used to Create Highlights and those used to Create Textures. Bottom part of this article belongs to our watercolorists and their Personal Experience regarding additional tools.
C.H.Y.K.N. contest! ($175/13800 points)Hi! Welcome to my first contest about the former Guardians from the Disney's "W.I.T.C.H." comics and TV series - Cassidy (Water), Halinor (Fire), Yan Lin (Air), Kadma (Earth) and Nerissa (Energy, Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar). I know that there are many CHYKN fans like me, so I think it's about time our loved former Guardians to get a contest about them.C.H.Y.K.N. contest! ($175/13800 points)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
RULES - Please, read:
You must write a journal about this contest.
Your entries must contains at least one CHYKN member in her young appearance.
The drawings for the contest must be drawn by yourself - no pics from the WITCH comics or the TV show and screenshots from dress up games. Do not steal another people's work. Just draw it yourself.
Colored arts only. No sketches and line-arts.
Show your creativity. Your drawings should be on your idea and conception. If you just draw a scene from the comics or the TV show without any changes made by you, you won't have a chance for prize.
There is no limit of number entries -
Extra info about the Comfort-Zone deviation!!Hello there peeps!Extra info about the Comfort-Zone deviation!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to add some extra content that I forgot to add in the description for my latest deviation, and by some very annoying reason I can't edit that deviation - it treats it like it suddenly is a text submitted deviation. I have no idea how to fix this really.
However, what I'd like to bring up is related to my "Expanding the Comfort-zone" deviation, so you who just added me to their watch list after discovering it on the front page might wanna continue reading.
First off, I must both feature and give a lot of credit to ordinaryriches and her lovely artwork, if it wasn't for her awesome minecraft-based paintings, I probably wouldn't find a good place to start for my first attempts at environmental paintings.
These are the ones she made that inspired me back then:
this was the first one I saw of her works, it's based on the minecraft world. But as you can see, she added her own artistic touch and brought it to a whole new level
Tips: How to get started with the lit community!Hello everyone! My name is Ricky Alaniz otherwise known as chromeantennae and today, I wanna give you guys a little guide on how I really got started here. How I got my name out there a little bit more and really got the courage to do more around these parts.Tips: How to get started with the lit community!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
First off, understand that 99% of the literature community here on deviantART will give you just as much in return as you give back to it. It's a natural, human thing. But if you don't give back, you won't receive. That's always the number one thing to remember, but also that we're all here to support each other. Even the most popular of deviants started right where you are. Yes, even the Senior Members and lit CVs were newbies here on this site at one point too. And I know some people are intimidated by Senior Members and literature CVs but these folks are the LAST people to be intimidated by! They're in these positions for the exact opposite reasons-- they're not evil-doers or big bad monsters ready to reject whatever you sugge
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Juneit's 20 May so it's time for a new month give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 June2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a very special thanks to my donators for this month below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month May
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )
and feel free to write a comment on the journal.
what are the Monthly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
Getting Tied Up But Not For The Camera?A friend here on DA asked me, "Do bondage models like their lovers to tie them up in real life?" I guess by "real life," she meant when there are no cameras rolling. Well, I can't speak for every model out there but for most of us, I think, the answer is a resounding YES. I mean, face it--we know how it works. We know how to make that magic spell bondage can weave happen. We're masters at it. I'll move away from the collective "we" now and speak strictly for myself.Getting Tied Up But Not For The Camera?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For me, bondage is foreplay. There are few things that turn me on faster than being touched when tied. For the record, I'm straight--all my lovers have been guys. Only a few didn't understand the thrill bondage gave me (unfortunately, I was married to one of them for a while).
Of course, it usually takes some work with a new lover to get bedroom bondage that's worth the effort. Most guys who aren't professional riggers don't know how to tie worth a damn. Rigging is a skill that takes lots of practic
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.What's Wrong With Praise?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th
CONTEST- Coloring and shadingThis is a simple contest .. I'll leave three images here. You choose one of them to coloring or shading the way you prefer.CONTEST- Coloring and shading2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For people who use digital, you can use this same image and just paint it. Regardless of the image that you choose, when you
post your version in group, give credit for original owner in legend of your photo.
Well. Upon request of the majority, the award of this tender will be one choosing the winner.
Prize 1: 3 month premium membership
Prize 2: 1600 points
All persons who wish to participate, please donate me 5 points or one llama.
This contest will open in 5 may and closing in 25 may.
Comic-Making ResourcesSince I get asked about how I make my comics pretty often, I thought maybe it'd be helpful to provide some tutorials and tips for beginners! The focus here will be making digital comics (like in photoshop or sai), since I'm not experienced making them traditionally with pencils and paper. This is also probably going to lean more towards animal comics, because I imagine that's what most of my watchers are into or interested in making themselves. I'll go over character-making, paneling, scripting, things to avoid, publishing/self-publishing, etc.Comic-Making Resources3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please keep in mind that I'm NOT perfect when it comes to making comics, I really consider my own work to be mediocre at best. vR is much too fast-paced, and there's pretty much no character development, so you probably shouldn't look to it as an example for a "good comic."
1. The Idea
There has to be some sort of reason you want to make a comic, and any reason is a good one! ...Unless it's just solely to copy someone else. DO N
Resources/Advice - Anatomy and PosesPreviously: Heads and Faces and Stuff to Listen to While DrawingResources/Advice - Anatomy and Poses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting off, we have my all time favorites!
Simplifying the figure: This is my very favorite anatomy deviation and I still come back to it when I need to amp myself up for drawing some anatomies. It’s just so simplified yet still accurate! It makes breaking down the body into simple shapes easier to understand. When I start working out a person’s anatomy, this is what they’ll look like, because details get in the way at that point and structure and form are what’s important to get down.
Muscles: One of the best resources on the internet for anatomy is
In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!:iconfarfie-land:In defense of Beware the Bat and Teen Titans GO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This is NOT directed towards people who have general opinions (go ahead, have em'). This is a response to some of the recent EXTREME attitudes that I've seen around here and Tumblr. If you don't like candid opinions, please click here. You will not be disappointed.
It's probably more in defense of TTGO than BTB, since I've seen more people grumble about that show. Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go are not the same show. Let's get that straight out. It's not a continuation, it is a variation. If you can understand that, then maybe it will be less painful for you.
Teen Titans Go may not be your cup of tea, it might irritate you, it might even make you mad. Boycotting DC Nation because you want to stick it to those CN an
FURRY/DRAGON ARTISTS, BEWARE OF SCAMMER!I really do not like the concept of call-out journals nor for the splash damage it gives to the individuals it highlights, but I feel that I must make this one in the name of making dragon artists aware of a commission scammer that has affected me personally. I have had no choice but to make this journal.FURRY/DRAGON ARTISTS, BEWARE OF SCAMMER!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Unfortunately it has been too long for me to get any form of refund back from PayPal, but the least I can do is make my watchers and fellow artists aware of someone who could potentially put them out of pocket. That way my money isn't entirely wasted.
Where to find him:
FurAffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lightness7/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/user/hero58
He may also have accounts with connections to the name 'Wedger' as that is one of his OCs, but I have not found anything for that as of yet.
Here's what he scammed me out of:
Here is our very basic TOU for everyone.
For any questions, please leave a comment or PM us.
NOTE: We cant hold you down and force you to follow these TOU when you use our stock, we can only urge you to use them. Of course, if you don't we will give you the worst side-eye imaginable and black-list you if we find you.
Please do not reupload this stock anywhere in it's original form without a link back to its original page. You can share it on Social Media and stuff, but not without a link back to our Deviant Art page. The link is http://pyjama-cake.deviantart.com/
Please do not claim as your own, please give credit where it is due. If our stock is used, please say so and link back to us using the link above. If you tell us you’ve used it, we will come and favourite it!
You may upload your artwork based on our stock anywhere you want, as long as you provide proper credit and a link. You may also use our stock in any art
Music Colouring Vids + Suki VidsDecided I'd put all of Suki's vids here, too, instead of putting them up in polls. =3Music Colouring Vids + Suki Vids4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Music colouring vids. I'll update my journal every time a new one is posted. They're rare, but I do love people getting to see the process of my work.
Music colouring vids.
Still Standing [Snape and Fawkes] http://youtu.be/YEoDxOsvNU4
Bombrush nude silhouette http://youtu.be/lvSr2l2dwsw
Amaranthine [Megatron x Shockwave] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EChit49YDDk&feature=youtu.be
Hexxus commission colouring vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0JVQxtzaAg&feature=youtu.be
I'm In Love [Karmashock/ Cole] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV4q3w-z76c&feature=youtu.be
Half Past Loneliness [Megatron] http://youtu.be/4fWza3UN9Q4
Release Me [Shockwave] http://youtu.be/XISJs8zkpII
Off Duty [Shockwave] -- http://youtu.be/thBBNBq2i98
Show Me How To Live II [Megatron] -- http://night-stalker13.blogspot.com.au/
Introducing Commissions on deviantART1. List Commission availability on your profileIntroducing Commissions on deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.
2. Client request Commissions
Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.
3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork
Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.
The 80% Royalty, Explained