Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by Kxhara
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZShe Loves To Smile by Tracie76Stockspooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
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Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQsHello everyone,Photomanipulation-Related Submission FAQs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes with the flood of information these days, it becomes really easy to lose track of the basics of what you can and cannot do and what is and is not required for submission. I thought I would put together some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Photomanipulation Community. Many of these answers are also relevant to the rest of dA.
I hope this is useful as we move forward with PE: Photomanip Month!
Does my artwork need a mature tag?
deviantART defines mature content as "Mature content is considered to be anything which contains nudity, excessive violence, blood, gore, or any other potentially upsetting or offensive material" and suggests that images that are controversial, such as religion and politics, may also be considered "mature." But, the definition of "mature" is more broad than that. See :faq220:
So what does this mean for YOUR specific artwork? The FAQs also explain that: :faq554:
#9 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [11.01.2013]Casual#9 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [11.01.2013]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
JAY 20 by exliko Fading memories by CyanideMishka
PIPING HOTT by alan1828
The Divas House by Hart-Worx Rendy XXI by GothicWave Gramophone by rossalev-andrey
Dream World Dream Time by Leanan-Bloodflower vase by Avine 'Achelois' by Genevieve-Amelia
The Ship by Zeit-Bild-PhotoArt Forgotten Fairytale by MarijaBerjoza
Dior by michellemonique Fur VII by Riot23 :thumb344376387:
Julia by fotomartinez TechnoGirl by kittymarti Beauty by zieniu
Cupcakes by Mr-Vin 94 by mashamaklaut Gentle Touch by xeneras
Dia de los Muertos - Intro by BlancheNeige-Modele Shining by KseniaAltmann Katy by DGPhotographyjax
Dirty Baby by zenibyfajnie Vampire Dream by ValentinaKallias Beauty Skull by BlancheNeige-Modele
Kristen 3 by Enigma-Fotos Lisa W - white bikini and flower 1 by wildplaces :thumb347538562:
Kim 2 by Enigma-Fotos My Love by Panzerknacker1 K-On! Swimsuit - Mio by Xeno-Photography
AlienOrihara by AlienOrihara A little bit of tenderness... by kisska777 photo by PMod by FionaBergson
Red IV by OlgaAthens Boudoir by Ophelia-Overdose Opaline Pinup paris by aliasdm
soft dreamy feather bed by gestiefeltekatze :thu
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What Editors WantAndrew Lownie Literary Agency asked twenty editors from major publishers what they were looking for in their submissions for 2012. Read their answers here on the agency's website.What Editors Want2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hurro! :D :D :DHey everyone!Hurro! :D :D :D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finally back :iconlololplz:
I think I did alright on my second exam, but the first one was hell Can't believe I still couldn't answer some questions *bangs head on the wall*
My mum's been off/on with her "happy" face -.-" At times, she completely ignores me. When she's bored she calls me and she's all laughing and chattery. Can I be blamed if I'm grumpy when I answer the phone? I know she only calls me because she's bored of her friends and she can't get into contact with my sisters..
On a brighter side, my ankle's coming along nicely! I've been putting a bit more weight on it and it doesn't hurt anymore
Here's a photo of how it's going haha.
My left leg is currently skinnier, and I guess it'll stay that way for a while haha. Please excuse my shiny legs! I was very sunny earlier :iconsweatplz:
Now, what on earth happened to dA? I come back and the stats are all weird
My premium ends in a week! I'm
Anatomy booksI'm frequently asked how I learned to draw and the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3Anatomy books1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Books that are awesome:
"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet
"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis
"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon
"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart
Resources for Aspiring AuthorsWe're all writers here, and with nearly 50% of our members aiming to become fully published authors, we thought it would be beneficial to create a compilation of resources about what it takes to get your work on the shelves.Resources for Aspiring Authors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a definitive list, more of a work-in-progress. We're would be more than happy to add any suggestions – so if you know any good resources, on deviantART or off, link them in the comments! Feel free to discuss your goals and experiences here too.
And if you have had your writing published, or have any experience in this area, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send us a note about it and we'll add any guidance/advice you have to the blog.
Guides and Information
Tips for Editing
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Beluga Beth Drawing Contest! *WINNERS POSTED*The prizes are:Beluga Beth Drawing Contest! *WINNERS POSTED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st: 500 points!
2nd: 200 points!
3rd place: 100 points!
4th place: 50 points!
Thanks for all who participated!
Scott Pilgrim "Create the 8th Evil Ex" W TweetScott Pilgrim "Create the 8th Evil Ex" W4 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Although narrowing down the winners of the Scott Pilgrim "Create the 8th Evil Ex" contest
from the epic 25 Semi-Finalists
was almost as difficult as Scott Pilgrim's
battles with Ramona's 7 Evil Exes, creator Bryan Lee O'Malley (*radiomaru)
was able to pick three winners who rose above them all. Thank you, Bryan!
Take a look at all of the entries to find yourself some truly fearsome exes.
Congratulations to all of the winners, who will rock away with devWEAR,
"Scott Pilgrim" swag, and a boatload of points and cash. And here's a bonus
gift to all the Scott Pilgrim fans out there from your f
Stock Rules UpdatedUpdate January 29th, 2013: I have added a clause under "Do Not" to cover using my stock with stock photos licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.Stock Rules Updated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Update January 30th, 2013: I have updated my stance on Premade stocks.
Please be sure to read my rules carefully. If you have any questions, please please please, leave a comment on this journal.
*Be creative! This means do not make minor changes to my stock (e.g. color changes, cropping, etc). Put yourself into your art and it will show.
*Credit me when uploading your work. Please put :dev Brin-Kennedy-Stock : or :icon Brin-Kennedy-Stock : (leave out the spaces). I do not require you to leave a link to the specific stock used.
*Notify me - send me a note OR leave a comment on the stock used. Do not leave it on my front page - I will very likely miss it there.
*Redistribute my stock - do not upload my raw stock anywhere, including deviantART, SXC.hu, wallpaper sites, Tumb
slowianska biesiadaDym z palonego drewna tańczący w powietrzu z muzyką. Oplatające włosy, dłonie, skórę, uśmiech. Zapach odchodzącej bardzo powoli Zimy, przeganianej przez dźwięk obcasów wystukujących rytm granej melodii. Trunki lejące się strumieniami z wikińskich rogów. Słodki smak pitnego miodu na językach. Ogień, zimno, atmosfera zabawy przenikające do wewnątrz, do środka, do serca. Te kilka osób, z którymi można porozumiewać się niemal bez słów. I nie chcesz, żeby taka noc jak ta kiedyś się skończyła.slowianska biesiada1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sława dzikości serca!