Lazy Nezumi stroke smoothing for Photoshop.Hey everyone, just wanted to bring to your attention a plugin that might be useful for you. It's called Lazy Nezumi, and its main function is to help smooth your strokes out when you're drawing. So, if you want really tight, smooth lineart, or just clean lines in general it's pretty great. In a way, it lets you create a digital stroke closer to how you would on paper or a canvas, it just gives you more control. It's akin to the Lazy Mouse feature in Zbrush, or the Steady Stroke feature in Sketchbook Pro (which I'd highly recommend for anyone doing lineart, it has other great features as well).Lazy Nezumi stroke smoothing for Photoshop.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There's a free demo for 30 days you can try out first and see if you like it. It has other features as well, but the one I find the most useful is the "pulled string" method under position processing, when you click details. It's something you might have to try to understand, but it can be super useful.
The main issue I see is that
Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)So as I mentioned in the previous journal, I really want to hold a contest. This contest is extremely broad, so anyone can enter!!Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconastrawberryplzraw any of my OCs, either as best friends, couples, or even siblings! you can create your own outfits or use mine For couples maybe a simple day out, a dramatic scene, or even a fairytale! If its friends maybe theyre hanging out, or trying on clothes, whatever you come up with! It doesnt have to be in color, and comic pages and charms are accepted!!!!! I'd love to see what you come up with.
:iconastrawberryplz:Nothing perverted or creepy lol.
:iconastrawberryplz: Be sure to properly address each character's specific personality. Strangely, with the female characters- Pay close attention to each of the socks and shoes they wear
Tutorials and resources (will add more later)yes this is a huge list of tutorials I use or so for my friends and stalkers on dA :u I hope you guys are happyTutorials and resources (will add more later)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Resources found on tumblr ect.:
1. http://finaltrinity.tumblr.com/post/13163064364/art-references-tumblr-accounts (a masterpost)
2. http://ttheaa.tumblr.com/tagged/masterpost (masterposts)
3. http://imsirius.tumblr.com/post/42347075625/ultimate-writing-resource-list (a writing masterpost )
4. http://helpfulharrie.tumblr.com/post/40090363248/source-psg-art-tutorial-give-this-a-read (very useful)
5. http://tavvispaganism.tumblr.com/post/42438883898/6-color-scheme-tools-colorlovers-the-biggest (colour schemes)
6. http://gabeisnotablogsname.tumblr.com/post/41693567662/memes-that-are-more-useful-than-actual-class (( "(deviantart) memes that are more useful t
Drawing tips - tutorialHello watchersDrawing tips - tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people ask me how I learned to draw and what tips I can give them! So I wrote a tutorial and hope it will help! Here are my tips for you to become a better drawer!
First of all a good drawing stands with good materials. Good paper (no copy paper) and good pencils. If you're not sure, the expensive ones are mostly pretty good! For graphite I use Staedtler Mars Lumograph and for colour Faber-Castell "Polycromos".You need to use different numbers of pencils: 4H for very light areas and 6B for the dark areas. A big contrast in a drawing makes a better drawing! You can't make a good drawing with one HB pencil. You need a 6B or 4B to create more depth in the drawing.Choose a good picture. The greatest drawer in the world can't make a good drawing from a bad picture. A high-resolution image is necessary to see all the details! Next to the high-resolution, it has to be an interesting picture. The result could be a beautiful drawing, however a boring image wouldn't attract a
good comments vs... not so good commentsAs somebody who usually leaves comments when something is really intriuging me, I know I'm probably not somebody with a genius answer to "how to leave 10k totally creative comments". I might manage a tenth... maybe.good comments vs... not so good comments1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways. There are some things people with OCs might not want to hear and given the fact that I am not taken some kinds of comments kindly I bet these annoy the s*** out of other people as well.
Read the comment the artist left! I don't care if it's a one pager or simply one sentence. Read it. It's like seeing Star Wars without reading the crawl (that's the looonnng text in the beginning introducing the story... and yes, the "Star Wars crawl" actually is so famous it got it's own name).
Some people explain what they did and why and normally the information is useful. Don't be a lazy bum and ignore these.
Seriously, if the person posted something that's in the fanart category and you know the series and love it, you can easily check if the art suits the chara
Maddy's Tips: Building a Strong PortfolioAfter receiving a few emails recently asking for portfolio feedback and general advice, I decided to write up a small list of tips that can help a student or graduate create a portfolio that game studios will want to look at.Maddy's Tips: Building a Strong Portfolio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Degree ≠ Job. A lot of studios don't look in a resume for where you went to school. The first thing they're interested in the quality of work in your portfolio. If you have the skills, then you probably have the job!
Do more than homework. Lot's of college students get turned down by studios because they give them a portfolio that only has school work in it. Studios look for people that create more outside of class. It can range anywhere from fan art to designing your own characters.
Get on forums. Stay active on the game art forums like Polycount or others like CGHub and GameArtisans. Post your work and speak with other aspiring game artists and professionals all over those sites. Lots of studios
January Art Classes Begin TodayEvery TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.January Art Classes Begin Today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets. For those who want their work critiqued, email me today so I can prepare them! Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. I offer paint-overs and critiques for your paintings and provide you with as much knowledge as I can. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far its been a blast and I've seen MASSIVE improvement from my students!
Let me know if you're gonna join so I know the volume of people who will be joining.
The live-stream link is the icon below the journal, b
Six Word Story ReminderThis blog is directed to all those that write six word stories. Even if the content does not apply to everyone, it would be much appreciated by the admins of this group if you could read this blog.Six Word Story Reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has come to our attention that a sizeable majority of you are having your six word stories declined by us pending approval during submission. If they are not declined, then they barely scrape through. Writing on behalf of the admins here in this group, we have discussions on what is acceptable and what is not, and the amount of pieces that are not acceptable has increased in the past few months.
The concept of a six word story can be difficult to understand, though writing a six word story can be even more difficult for some. As a result, we strongly suggest that everyone revisit what a story is and is not, specifically this blog in which we have underlined some features on what makes a six word
Feature #11 - DONE!It's been almost two years since my last comment-for-feature journal, and since right now I'm not using this account so much due to my lack of artistic activity, I thought about.... posting other people's art in it 8DFeature #11 - DONE!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How it works...
While the event is open, leave a comment in this journal with a link or thumb of the work of yours you'd like to see featured ^^ (just one please); if you want, you may include a link to a deviation you like done by another deviant as well and it will be included in the feature.
Anyone can join, no need to be my watcher or anything, and you can participate even if you were already suggested by someone.
Event is closed, enjoy the feature!
Umbrella by Nacre-Headphones Morgana by SquirrelGirl15 Doodles by ciulamix Crescent Wing - Cover by Mikaley :t
Useful Tips on DrawingI am an Art student myself so I cannot promise any genius suggestions, the following factors are some things I came up over the year of drawing. Here I wanna make them into a list so I can always come back to this and use it while I draw. Here i go~Useful Tips on Drawing4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first step of drawing. Start planning by setting the genre of the piece, do you want it to be animal? people? realistic? fantastic? mostly scenery? no background? color tone? black and white? landscape? portrait? You can even start with a name for the piece if it helps. Gather references for form and color. Do NOT copy any people's work. If you are using people's textures or brushes, make sure to credit them as they asked.
Never rush this part, take your time and assemble the elements into the drawing. Move, turn, stretch things around until they are just the way you like it. Avoid composition problems such as everything's-lined-up or all-squished-together. Try things like overlaying and perspe
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1
Resin casting mold advice/help?I want to start making dolls with resin parts but have never used resin or molds before.Resin casting mold advice/help?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know what kind would be best (recommendations would be awesome), though I am considering the pourable smooth-on.
But the pourable smooth-on says it should not be used with clay that contains sulfur which I believe sculpey has.
Does it cause the mold to not form properly? Or does it just make the resin cloudy? (which doesn't matter as I will be painting it).
Also if you use an armature do you attach it after the resin has set or do you stick in in as its curing?
What's the best way of doing fragile/thin parts?
How do you get a small seam/not noticeable line where the mold was cut?
Any help is appreciated.
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Improving image composition!Sometimes the details of our illustration look great, but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.Improving image composition!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (this link is a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composi
OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED"GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PAINT TOOL SAI? everytime i want to save something it says "failed to save canvas" EVERYTIME!! except if I save it as psd file! I already tried deleting it and downloading again but it says again "failed to save canvas"! can someone help me, please?"OMG SHIT! paint tool sai help? FIXED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
from Jan 5, 2012
Ok so I have been getting a lot of messages recently from people saying they have the same problem with paint tool SAI so I decided to update this journal so everyone can go on working and saving files in SAI.
I don't know if there is a way to completly fix this bug but there definately is a way to avoid it!
I would like to thank FlumpyDuck for her very helpfull response:
"If you open a PSD in SAI for some reason it has a meltdown and won't save anything as .sai, so if - like I had - you've just done a couple hours' work and you don't want to lose everything, you /can/ save it as a .psd file and keep editing it from there. If you absolutely need it to be a .s
Publishing Resources ListMake sure you the news article!Publishing Resources List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categorized for the first few weeks, so if anything looks out of place and/or you can think of a better way for me to organize this, please
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Special Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday FeaturePLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!Special Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, I feel like it should be a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado this Sunday's Specials
Compliments -c- by Christianonfire7 & Compliments (C) by SurrealCachinnation
the autopsy of an earthquake (collab) by ChloroformBoy & :thumb311438267:
:thumb346233445: Jack by sense-and-stupidity All Truths by glossolalias Pieces by SadisticIceCream
Not a Spitting Image by DrippingWords On Dead Leaves and Other Valuable Things by FuzzyHoser She Draws Deeply - 8yr rewrite by vespera Bedfellow by TheMoorMaiden
Find Me by Sweet-Nature Echo by SachaKalis swing me a love song by LuizaLazar Abysses by Julie-de-Waroquier
Wish you were here. by incredi the bruised and broken by hayzy :thumb311481701:
Helpful JournalI have featured these videos in the past, but I thought it would be good to do it again.Helpful Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walk and Trot -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBcBsmMQVA
Walking Up a Hill or Stairs --> [link]
Sit to Stand--> [link]
Run or Gallop--> [link]
Stepping over Cavaletti Poles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z8aOY2ydbA
Cat from walk to Pacing http://www.you
How I CG skin tutorial video ^^Hello everyone~ ^^ I made another tutorial/explaining video, this time for CGing skin. (caution: might sound kind of sore throat-y... ><;; )How I CG skin tutorial video ^^10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you like these tutorials, please consider supporting me on Patreon ^^ You'll see them earlier and also receive a bunch of goodies.
The finished version is here:
Have a great day~!
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Master Emoticon ListPage 2Master Emoticon List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Sup, gang? I've been meaning to make some kind of page so I can keep track of all the fun emoticons I stumble upon here on DA. Feel free to bookmark or share some emoticons with me so I can add them here.
There are more here: http://moar-plz-accounts.deviantart.com/gallery/
Emoticons will be separated by emotion and fandoms. To look for an emotion or fandom, hit Ctrl+F.
I'M HAPPY PLZ
Akatsuki:iconakaplz::icontsukiplz::iconakastamp1::iconakastamp2:Akatsuki4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you a BL artist?If that's the case you're maybe interested to be promoted by us (Himitsu Studio) to a BL publisher. Conditions to be discussed privately. Just send me samples of two or three pieces of your best COLORED works/illustrations by note. They HAVE to be BL/yaoi or at least shonen-ai or male characters.Are you a BL artist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm on my holidays now so don't worry if I don't reply.