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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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
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
Helpful JournalI have featured these videos in the past, but I thought it would be good to do it again.Helpful Journal3 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
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.
My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!Skewing is a very common issue for artists. When we draw faces or people, one eye might be too high or maybe we unintentionally draw every character leaning to the right. These little inaccuracies may be a result of the angle of our drawing surface, paper angle, our head tilt, wrist movement or some combination of these factors and others. During the drawing process, our mind grows accustomed to a slightly odd angle here or there, and we may be oblivious to the fact that the drawing leans one way or the other. Often, facial proportions are asymmetrical.My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some simple methods to correct this habit. When working digitally, flip your image horizontally from time to time to help yourself observe the shapes from a fresh perspective and fix them. When working traditionally, occasionally view your work reflected in a mirror or hold it (with the image facing away from you) in front of a light source so that you can see the reversed image.
Another technique is to draw a line or plane fr
tutorial time!ART TUTORIAL:tutorial time!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
it seems the contents still leave a lot to be desired, but i'll work on it slowly and surely. in the meantime, thank you for the feedback and it's nice to know that the tutorial has benefited some of you. anything else you'd like to see added to the tutorial don't hesitate to let me know ^3^
5 reasons why we fail to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists,5 reasons why we fail to get things done2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stop wishing, start doing
As usual I had no idea what would be the topic of this journal, but I managed to think about and write down these 5 reasons why we (and I) tend to fail on things we want/have to do and I hope you'll find this journal post helpful.
1. Time management issues.
"I have no time for this", "If only I had the time for that" .. we tend to make these excuses, as if we all wouldn't have the same amount of time every single day. It's how we manage to spend that time, that matters. A lot of us have other important things to do, but let's be honest, if you have the dedication there are really no obstacles in your way. There will never be the perfect time for anything and with proper planning It's easier set the priorities for the right things.
They are everywhere. Especially on the internet. We tend to waste so many hours on checking what's new, reading bl
Eyes-Speed drawingMY NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/RykyArtsEyes-Speed drawing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Help Save The Clone WarsHi, everyone! You may have noticed that noticed that I've been offline for a few weeks now. That's because my family moved and we just barely got internet. But I have to say that the main thing I have been thinking of is saving Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Help Save The Clone Wars3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've sent letters to Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy basically begging them to continue the show, whether we get it on DVD or TV, it doesn't matter. I just want to be able to see the episodes. I have signed the petition. I have joined groups. I have told most everyone I know about this abrupt cancelation. I even plan on making a T-shirt to advertise what we can do to save the show.
I know that basically every Clone Wars fan is distraught at this annoucement (me being one of them). The Clone Wars is amazing! If we are going to save the Clone Wars, everyone needs to play a part, so here are some ways that you can help:
-Sign the petition: http://www.causes.com/actions/1733395-allow-star-wars-the-clone-wars-to-remain-on-the-air-till-the-end
Sci-Fi Environment Design TechniquesHey guys, I finally managed to upload my first Gumroad tutorial!Sci-Fi Environment Design Techniques1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a 2h11min video explaining a bunch of techniques I use for Sci-Fi speed- or matte painting, such as in these images (the last one is from the video).
Hope you find some stuff useful!
You can now also get my Custom Brush panel for Photoshop!
Watercolor papers review[Originally posted on my blog but I thought some of you might find this of interest here ]Watercolor papers review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I frequently get questions about the paper I use for my illustrations, I thought it would not be a bad idea to make an in-depth review of watercolour papers: the ones I have tried, whether I liked or disliked them and why, their caracteristics, and what you should pay attention to when looking for a good watercolor paper.
Keep in mind that all opinions are my personal ones, and refer to how I work - the right paper for me may not be the right paper for you, depending on your personal techniques.
Also, I use watercolour paper because I almost systematically mix markers with watercolour and thinned acrylics, but if you use markers only I would not recommend them - they suck the ink out like crazy.
Watercolour papers 101
Papers come in different thicknesses that are descr
Tutorial - How to draw handsHey guys, new week, new tutorials!Tutorial - How to draw hands1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In case you haven't already, go checkout CUBEBRUSH.COM and subscribe for free, lots of awesome free content on there plus an amazing community of artists
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Payment Plan TermsFeel free to use this/reference this if you are selling adopts and want to do payment plans or something, IDK. It works for me.Payment Plan Terms10 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON MY AUCTIONS IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE YOU HAVE THE MONEY.
False bids are often severely detrimental. Please do not do this to me ;__;
It only takes a few moments to double-check you have the funds.
DO NOT ask for a payment plan unless you have a regular, solid income.
I require a nonrefundable deposit for payment plans. This is due on purchase.
-Deposit is 30% of total price.
In the event you cannot complete payment by the due date, Your deposit will not be returned. This is non-negotiable.
This is to protect myself from false purchases. I will only refund whatever you have paid over the agreed deposit.
For Purchases $300 - <$600:
-Payment is required within a month.
For purchases $600+:
-Payment is required within two months.
CreaToon Tutorial: Rendering Window startup issueFrom what I could read from others, I am not the only one with this problem and for most, this is the reason why they give up using this program. I can understand their frustration, but at least in my case, I found a solution.CreaToon Tutorial: Rendering Window startup issue3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The preview/rendering window is all scrambled up (or in some cases black):
While this is what it should look like on startup:
Copied from CreaToon's FAQ:
When I start CreaToon, the rendering window is containing garbage. What's wrong?
This is a common problem when your computer's graphics card lacks proper OpenGL support. This may be due to an older driver version, or simply because the card doesn't properly support OpenGL. Look on the card manufacturer's site for the latest OpenGL drivers for your card.
Another solution that seems to work on most Intel integrated graphics cards (but which may cause CreaToon (or even your PC as a whole) to run too slowly) is to d
CSS How-To Lesson 1 TutorialYou want to customize your page?CSS How-To Lesson 1 Tutorial11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I noticed in the journal poll I made that a lot of people actually did want a CSS or html tutorial from me. Well, here it is.
CSS and HTML coding can kind of fit together, the same way anatomy and physiology do. Anatomy is the study of where different parts of the body are, and physiology is the study of what they do. HTML and CSS is like this.
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is pretty much what describes the content in the document.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is made to show HOW the html text is displayed.
Seeing as HTML coding is what describes what is inside a document, I will first show you the html coding available for DA- you can find that here:
Now for CSS formatting- and I really hope you read the link part before you continue reading.
this is a good image to use in describing it (found on w3schools.com)
Whatever begins the section is like a selector- if you read the HTML guide I sent, y
How to get started with Pixel ArtLately I have frequently been asked what programs I use for pixeling and/or animating and also in general how I go about it. Now I currently don't have the time to create a tutorial of my own but I figured until I will be able to do so I could at least give you some helpful tips and link you to some tutorials made by others.How to get started with Pixel Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the programs I use
I do pretty much all the pixeling itself in Photoshop Elements 8.0 which sadly enough isn't free. But don't worry, in general photshop is even a little overpowered for pixel art, I simply use it because I am most used to it.
Technically you can even use Microsoft Paint for pixeling, after all the only two things you really need to be able to create pixel art is a pen tool and the ability to zoom in far enough. The only real disadvantage about Paint is the lack of transparency support so you can only create pixels with an opaque background.
However I can offer you a really great third optio
join.me Chara Design SummaryYesterday, i presented a character design session in join.me. More focus on Naruto OCsjoin.me Chara Design Summary8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I made another oc, a man from Iwagakure named "Kitsurubami", still working on his draft tho. I really enjoy this session with the people ;;q;;;
thank you for joining!
Rainbow features!Rainbow features!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Color Capture by JeanFanSweet September by naked-in-the-rain
Maya by Hart-Worxit's autumn, little bear by AlicjaRodziksun by MecuroBCotto
Meow by SorenWrangsparkling gold by Ingelore:thumb336549019:
Asteroidea by JeanFanbubbly by aoao2Warm me up by RezzanATAKOL
To Seek With Whom I Want To Play. by AlicjaRodzikYellow by BlueColoursOfNaturecolourful forest by Maaira
sunday afternoon sunlight by Sandy515Winged by DemonMathielautumn leaf by Steeeffiii
Speed Paint - Lemon Party by MigrantJhands of the yellow field by huhahohi:thumb343933168:
Vlad Dracul's Daughter by ValentinaKallias. by opriscoJewellery. by andokadesbois
Swamp by AlexShatohincrying leaf IX by JoannaRzeznikowskaDay Sixty Three: March Showers by Kaz-D
Half Remembered Ruins by JJcanvasHome by JJcanvashappiness by Elanor90
Fragile...III by JoannaRzeznikowskaDreaming Wide Awake II by IsacGoulartWinter air by bebefromtheblock
Blueberries.. by Manso0nInner cracks by Julie-de-WaroquierThe House of Angels by RadekDemjan
The big freeze by pqphotographyMay the light guide you by WandererLinkFrom water with love by KyoPhan
the blue note by Sandy515Flock by nuriko-kun:thumb340001895:
Behind the diamonds of rain by Sandy515:thumb345571265:Love Something Anything Everything Someone Love by goRillA-iNK
violet winter III by quadratigesHush by incolor16weightless and horizontal , by megatruh
Oz_YellowBrickRoad by jermilexUntitled Project Concept4 by redjuice999spirit from the night sky . by megatruh
neverwonder station . by megatruh:thumb2