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 comments9 months 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
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)3 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
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.1 year 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
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 Reminder1 year 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
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
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 Portfolio1 year 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
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 Feature2 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 Until death..Do us part by Delton36712
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
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
Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday Feature + MOARPLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!Sundae Treat- Sammur-amat's Sunday Feature + MOAR2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, I feel like it is a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado, this Sunday's Specials
13. by sense-and-stupidity :thumb289352749:
Affannato by psithurisms coefficient of fiction by toxic-nebulae Of Bliss by Concora and I still keep running into parked cars by Hfeather53
:thumb349231213: Waiting for You by SilverInkblot Smokin' by TheMoorMaiden on loving lengthwise by AlloenDreams
Water by otherwiseunbroken Hemispheres apart by ozzla we are all waiting to be found. by momo-madness days by glossolalias
CLAYMATION CONTEST RESULTS
1st Place Framed by BloodshotInk by :devkathrynodrisc
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 Today2 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
Sci-Fi Environment Design TechniquesHey guys, I finally managed to upload my first Gumroad tutorial!Sci-Fi Environment Design Techniques8 months 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!
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
Troll Face PLZ Guide!Last Updated: 2/19/14Troll Face PLZ Guide!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
5 reasons why we fail to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists,5 reasons why we fail to get things done9 months 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
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?1 year 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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advice from your local hypocritedon't do what i've done.advice from your local hypocrite2 years ago in Personal More Like This
don't wait for a beginning to start over. don't even wait for tomorrow - do it now. make a lot of lists. prioritize. get shit done. don't waste time on things that don't matter but remember the details. sometimes they're more important than anything else.
do everything on your own volition. don't do anything just because you have to. the only things you have to do involve natural bodily functions - the rest, there is always a choice, there is always a choice, people just forget about the less conventional options. figure out who's worth caring about & who isn't. fuck the people that aren't. take everything into account but don't let it make your decisions for you. trust your gut. don't ask for second opinions all the time. you know what you want - don't be afraid to admit it. if you find yourself leaning one way, defending one thing, take it as a sign. be selfish when you can & selfless when it strikes you. don't forget about your needs and your wishes
Eyes-Speed drawingMY NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/RykyArtsEyes-Speed drawing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."average pay rates for comic book artists:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to
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
Art and perfectionismDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and perfectionism8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Perfectionism can be a good and a bad thing at the same time. We strive for it, but sometimes the result doesn't exceed our expectations. And that's okay.
Not every single artwork you make has to be a masterpiece. Make some sketches, speedpaints, studies - just do something. See your flaws, be aware of them - and work on them. Don't put yourself down with negativity. It never helps. It takes time to learn, to gain new skills and make art. Through many hours of work we achieve what we want. And it takes time.
It's so easy to give up. To think - what's the point in doing this, if the artwork is never perfect. Art doesn't have to be always perfect, it has to be made. We have to get used to the fact that we'll never be good enough - there is a beauty in that, because we have something to strive for, to experience and observe.
Making art is difficult and yet it's fun. En
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!3 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